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(12) Patent: (11) CA 2718711
(54) English Title: CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION
(54) French Title: TRANSMISSION A VARIATION EN CONTINU
(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • F16H 9/26 (2006.01)
(72) Inventors :
  • CHOI, TAE SOO (Republic of Korea)
(73) Owners :
  • CHOI, TAE SOO (Republic of Korea)
(71) Applicants :
  • CHOI, TAE SOO (Republic of Korea)
(74) Agent: CASSAN MACLEAN IP AGENCY INC.
(74) Associate agent:
(45) Issued: 2014-05-20
(86) PCT Filing Date: 2009-03-17
(87) Open to Public Inspection: 2009-09-24
Examination requested: 2010-09-16
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

(30) Application Priority Data:
Application No. Country/Territory Date
10-2008-0025075 Republic of Korea 2008-03-18

English Abstract



This invention relates to a transmission system for transmitting a driving
force from a
driving unit D to a driven unit F. The transmission system includes the
transmission
element with a tooth portion for transmitting the driving force from the
driving unit D to
the driven unit F. With the above construction, this invention can be applied
without
being restricted to the output capacity of the engine, have a simple
construction, and
transmit a rotation force to an output shaft from an input shaft with high
efficiency to
reduce energy. Particularly, this invention is widely applied to industrial
machinery as
well as transportation machinery.


French Abstract

L'invention concerne un système de transmission conçu pour transmettre une force d'entraînement d'une unité d'entraînement D à une unité entraînée F, un système de réglage de transmission pour régler le système de transmission afin d'obtenir un rapport de décalage continu, un système de cône de guidage pour conserver un cercle concentrique d'un rayon de rotation lorsqu'un élément de transmission tel qu'une chaîne tourne, un système de réglage de cône de guidage/transmission et un système de transmission à variation en continu qui sont obtenus par combinaison des systèmes ci-dessus. Le système de transmission comporte l'élément de transmission avec une partie dent pour transmettre la force d'entraînement de l'unité d'entraînement D à l'unité entraînée F. Un procédé de réglage de transmission dans le système de réglage de transmission varie en fonction de la rotation ou de l'arrêt d'un support. Le système de cône de guidage comporte un cône de guidage dont une partie vient en contact avec l'élément de transmission qui a la forme d'un cône dont la pente est constante. Un procédé de couplage des systèmes ci-dessus et un procédé entrée/sortie sont choisis dans le système de transmission à variation en continu. Avec une telle construction, l'invention peut être appliquée sans que cela limite la capacité de rendement du moteur, présente une construction simple, et transmet une force de rotation à un arbre de sortie à partir d'un arbre d'entrée avec une efficacité élevée pour réduire l'énergie. En particulier, l'invention concerne dans une large mesure les machines industrielles et les machines de transport.


Note: Claims are shown in the official language in which they were submitted.


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What is claimed is:
1. A transmission system for transmitting a driving force from a driving
unit to a
driven unit, comprising: the driving unit including a driving sun gear; a
plurality of driving
carrier shafts fixed to a case, a left driving carrier or a right driving
carrier; a plurality of
first driving planetary gears rotating about the driving carrier shafts and
meshed with the
driving sun gear; a plurality of second driving planetary gear shafts rotating
about the
driving carrier shafts by a desired angle; and a plurality of second driving
planetary
gears rotating around the second driving planetary gear shafts, meshed with
the first
driving planetary gears, and revolving around the first driving planetary
gears by a
desired angle; the driven unit including a driven sun gear; a plurality of
driven carrier
shafts fixed to the case, a left driven carrier or a right driven carrier; a
plurality of first
driven planetary gears rotating about the driven carrier shafts and meshed
with the
driven sun gear; a plurality of second driven planetary gear shafts rotating
about the
driven carrier shafts by a desired angle; and a plurality of second driven
planetary gears
rotating around the second driven planetary gear shafts, meshed with the first
driven
planetary gears, and revolving around the first driven planetary gears by a
desired
angle; and a transmission element with a tooth portion meshed with the second
driving
planetary gears and the second driven planetary gears for transmitting the
driving force
from the driving unit to the driven unit.
2. The transmission system as claimed in claim 1, wherein the second
driving
planetary gear and the second driven planetary gear are of multiple rows of
pinions.
3. The transmission system as claimed in claim 2, wherein the driving
planetary
gear and the driven planetary gear are of multiple rows of pinions, and the
transmission
system further comprises a driving ring gear and a driven ring gear which are
meshed
with one row of pinion of the first driving planetary gear and one row of
pinion of the first
driven planetary gear.


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4. A transmission system for transmitting a driving force from a driving
unit to a
driven unit, comprising: the driving unit including a driving sun gear; a
plurality of driving
carrier shafts fixed to a case, a left driving carrier or a right driving
carrier; a plurality of
first driving planetary gears rotating around the driving carrier shafts and
meshed with
the driving sun gear; a plurality of second driving planetary gear shafts
rotating about
the driving carrier shafts by a desired angle; and a plurality of second
driving planetary
gears of multiple-row pinion type, each right row of pinion of which is meshed
with the
first driving planetary gears, rotates around the second driving planetary
gear shafts,
and revolves around the first driving planetary gears by a desired angle; the
driven unit
including a driven sun gear; a plurality of driven carrier shafts fixed to the
case, a left
driven carrier or a right driven carrier; a plurality of first driven
planetary gears rotating
about the driven carrier shafts and meshed with the driven sun gear; a
plurality of
second driven planetary gear shafts rotating about the driven carrier shafts
by a desired
angle; and a plurality of second driven planetary gears of multiple-row pinion
type, each
right row of pinion of which is meshed with the first driven planetary gears,
rotates
around the second driven planetary gear shafts, and revolves around the first
driven
planetary gears by a desired angle right; and a transmission element with a
tooth
portion meshed with each left row pinion of the second driving planetary gears
and each
left row pinion of the second driven planetary gears for transmitting the
driving force
from the driving unit to the driven unit.
5. A transmission system for transmitting a driving force from a driving
unit to a
driven unit, comprising: the driving unit including a driving sun gear; a
plurality of driving
carrier shafts fixed to a case, a left driving carrier or a right driving
carrier; a plurality of
first driving planetary gears of multiple-row pinion type, each right of row
of pinion of
which is meshed with the driving sun gear and rotates around the driving
carrier shafts;
a plurality of second driving planetary gear shafts rotating about the driving
carrier
shafts by a desired angle; a plurality of second driving planetary gears being
meshed
with each left row of pinion of the first driving planetary gears, rotating
around the
second driving planetary gear shafts, and revolving around the first driving
planetary
gears by a desired angle; and a driving ring gear meshed with each right row
of pinion


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of the first driving planetary gears which rotate around the driving carrier
shaft; the
driven unit including a driven sun gear; a plurality of driven carrier shafts
fixed to the
case, a left driven carrier or a right driven carrier; a plurality of first
driven planetary
gears of multiple-row pinion type, each right row of pinion of which is meshed
with the
driven sun gear and rotates around the driven carrier shafts; a plurality of
second driven
planetary gear shafts rotating about the driven carrier shafts by a desired
angle; a
plurality of second driven planetary gears being meshed with each left row
pinion of the
first driven planetary gears, rotating around the second driven planetary gear
shafts,
and revolving around the first driven planetary gears by a desired angle; and
a driven
ring gear meshed with each right row of pinion of the first driven planetary
gears which
rotate around the driven carrier shaft; and a transmission element with a
tooth portion
meshed with the second driving planetary gears and the second driven planetary
gears
for transmitting the driving force from the driving unit to the driven unit.
6. A transmission system for transmitting a driving force from a driving
unit to a
driven unit, comprising: the driving unit including a driving sun gear; a
plurality of driving
carrier shafts fixed to a case, a left driving carrier or a right driving
carrier; a plurality of
first driving planetary gears of multiple-row pinion type, each right row of
pinion of which
is meshed with the driving sun gear and rotates around the driving carrier
shafts; a
plurality of second driving planetary gear shafts rotating about the driving
carrier shafts
by a desired angle; a plurality of second driving planetary gears of multiple-
row pinion
type, each right row of pinion of which is meshed with each left row pinion of
the first
driving planetary gears, rotates around the second driving planetary gear
shafts, and
revolves around the first driving planetary gears by a desired angle; and a
driving ring
gear meshed with each right row of pinion of the first driving planetary gears
which
rotate around the driving carrier shaft; the driven unit including a driven
sun gear; a
plurality of driven carrier shafts fixed to the case, a left driven carrier or
a right driven
carrier; a plurality of first driven planetary gears of multiple-row pinion
type, each right
row of pinion of which is meshed with the driven sun gear and rotates around
the driven
carrier shafts; a plurality of second driven planetary gear shafts rotating
about the driven
carrier shafts by a desired angle; a plurality of second driven planetary
gears of


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multiple-row pinion type, each right row of pinion of which is meshed with
each left row
pinion of the first driven planetary gears, rotates around the second driven
planetary
gear shafts, and revolves around the first driven planetary gears by a desired
angle; and
a driven ring gear meshed with each right row of pinion of the first driven
planetary
gears which rotate around the driven carrier shafts; and a transmission
element with a
tooth portion meshed with each left row of pinion of the second driving
planetary gears
and each left row of pinion of the second driven planetary gears for
transmitting the
driving force from the driving unit to the driven unit.

Note: Descriptions are shown in the official language in which they were submitted.

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Description
CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANS1VIESSION
Technical Field
[1] An existing continuously variable transmission for a vehicle including
a metal V-belt
(or chain) will now be described with reference to the prior art illustrated
by FIG. 96
[2] It is noted that throughout the detailed description and the drawings
some parts are
designated by reference numerals appended with characters, such as "L", "R",
"D" and
"F", in which "L" means "left", "R" means "right", "D" means driving, and "F"
means
"follower(driven)".
[31 For example, a left driving adjustment sun gear is designated by a
reference numeral
appended with LD, while a right driven adjustment sun gear is designated by a
reference numeral appended with RF. A left direction or a right direction
corresponds
to a left side or a right side when viewing in the drawing.
[4] A cone portion of a driving pulley is connected to a cone portion
of a driven pulley
by the metal V belt (or chain). The continuously variable transmission mainly
includes
a torque converter 1, an input shaft 2, a metal belt or chain 3, pulleys 4RD,
4LD, 4RF
and 4LF, and an output shaft 5.
[51 With the construction of the conventional continuously variable
transmission, when
the left driving pulley 4LD is axially moved in a left direction and the right
driven
pulley 4RF is axially moved in a left direction, a radius of the belt in the
driving unit is
reduced, while a radius of the belt in the driven unit is increased. On the
contrary,
when the left driving pulley 4LD is axially moved in a right direction and the
right
driven pulley 4RF is axially moved in a right direction, a radius of the belt
in the
driving unit is increased, while a radius of the belt in the driven unit is
reduced.
Therefore, the continuously variable transmission is a device to change a
speed by
adjusting the left driving pulley 4LD and the right driven pulley 4RF.
[6] According to the conventional continuously variable transmission,
however, a
contact surface between the metal belt or chain 3 and the cone portion of the
pulley is
worn or slip to decrease a transmitting efficiency. Also, since it is
limitedly used for a
vehicle of low capacity, the continuously variable transmission is inefficient
in case of
a transmission device requiring high capacity. In addition, many costs are
required to
maintain a frictional force and study abrasion resistance material.
Background Art
[7] An existing continuously variable transmission for a vehicle including
a metal V-belt
(or chain) will now be described with reference to FIG. 96.
[8] It is noted that throughout the detailed description and the drawings
some parts are
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designated by reference numerals appended with characters, such as "L", "R",
"D" and
"F", in which "L" means "left", "R" means "right", "D" means driving, and "F"
means
"follower(driven)".
1191 For example, a left driving adjustment sun gear is designated by a
reference numeral
appended with LD, while a right driven adjustment sun gear is designated by a
reference numeral appended with RF. A left direction or a right direction
corresponds
to a left side or a right side when viewing in the drawing.
[10] A cone portion of a driving pulley is connected to a cone portion of a
driven pulley
by the metal V belt (or chain). The continuously variable transmission mainly
includes
a torque converter 1, an input shaft 2, a metal belt or chain 3, pulleys 4RD,
4LD, 4RF
and 4LF, and an output shaft 5.
[11] With the construction of the conventional continuously variable
transmission, when
the left driving pulley 4LD is axially moved in a left direction and the right
driven
pulley 4RF is axially moved in a left direction, a radius of the belt in the
driving unit is
reduced, while a radius of the belt in the driven unit is increased. On the
contrary,
when the left driving pulley 4LD is axially moved in a right direction and the
right
driven pulley 4RF is axially moved in a right direction, a radius of the belt
in the
driving unit is increased, while a radius of the belt in the driven unit is
reduced.
Therefore, the continuously variable transmission is a device to change a
speed by
adjusting the left driving pulley 4LD and the right driven pulley 4RF.
[12] According to the conventional continuously variable transmission,
however, a
contact surface between the metal belt or chain 3 and the cone portion of the
pulley is
worn or slip to decrease a transmitting efficiency. Also, since it is
limitedly used for a
vehicle of low capacity, the continuously variable transmission is inefficient
in case of
a transmission device requiring high capacity. In addition, many costs are
required to
maintain a frictional force and study abrasion resistance material.
Disclosure of Invention
Technical Problem
[13] Therefore, the present invention has been made in view of the above-
mentioned
problems.
[14] An object of the present invention is to provide a continuously
variable transmission
of high capacity to increase an output of an engine (or rotation force), in
which the
transmission can be applied without being restricted to the output capacity of
the
engine, have improved durability and simple construction, and transmit a
rotation force
in higher efficiency to an output shaft from an input shaft to reduce energy.
Technical Solution
[15] In order to achieve the above and other objects, there is provided a
transmission
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system for transmitting a driving force from a driving unit to a driven unit,
according
to embodiments of the present invention, which includes:
[16] the driving unit including a driving sun gear; a plurality of driving
carrier shafts fixed
to a case, a left driving carrier or a right driving carrier; a plurality of
first driving
planetary gears rotating around the driving carrier shafts and meshed with the
driving
sun gear; a plurality of second driving planetary gear shafts rotating about
the driving
carrier shafts by a desired angle; and a plurality of second driving planetary
gears
rotating around the second driving planetary gear shafts, meshed with the
first driving
planetary gears, and revolving around the first driving planetary gears by a
desired
angle;
[17] the driven unit including a driven sun gear; a plurality of driven
carrier shafts fixed to
a case, a left driven carrier or a right driven carrier; a plurality of first
driven planetary
gears rotating around the driven carrier shafts and meshed with the driven sun
gear; a
plurality of second driven planetary gear shafts rotating about the driven
carrier shafts
by a desired angle; and a plurality of second driven planetary gears rotating
around the
second driven planetary gear shafts, meshed with the first driven planetary
gears, and
revolving around the first driven planetary gears by a desired angle; and
[18] a transmission element with a tooth portion meshed with the second
driving planetary
gears and the second driven planetary gears for transmitting the driving force
from the
driving unit to the driven unit.
[19]
Advantageous Effects
[20] With the above construction, the continuously variable transmission of
high capacity
can increase an output of an engine (or rotation force), in which the
transmission can
be applied without being restricted to the output capacity of the engine, have
improved
durability and simple construction, and transmit a rotation force in higher
efficiency to
an output shaft from an input shaft to reduce energy. More particularly, this
invention
is widely applied to the industrial machinery etc, as well as the
transportation
machinery, such as an automobile, a ship, a cultivator, etc.
[21] Also, as first and second planetary gears in a driving unit and a
driven unit are used,
each rotation radius of the driving and the driven unit can be varied
continuously.
Brief Description of Drawings
[22] The foregoing and other objects, features and advantages of the
present invention
will become more apparent from the following detailed description when taken
in con-
junction with the accompanying drawings in which:
[23] FIG. 1 is a view depicting a principle of the present invention;
[24] FIG. 2 is a view illustrating a transmission system I according to the
present
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invention;
[25] FIG. 3 is an assembled cross-sectional view of a transmission system
according to a
first embodiment of the present invention;
[26] FIG. 4 is a view illustrating a transmission system II according to
the present
invention;
[27] FIG. 5 is a view illustrating a transmission system III according to
the present
invention;
[28] FIG. 6 is a view illustrating a transmission system IV according to
the present
invention;
[29] FIG. 7 is an assembled cross-sectional view illustrating a
transmission system IV
according to a second embodiment of the present invention;
[30] FIG. 8 is a view illustrating a transmission adjustment system P1
according to the
present invention;
[31] FIG. 9 is an assembled cross-sectional view of a transmission
adjustment system P1
according to a first embodiment of the present invention;
[32] FIG. 10 is a view illustrating a transmission adjustment system P2
according to the
present invention;
[33] FIG. 11 is a view illustrating a transmission adjustment system Q1
according to the
present invention;
[34] FIG. 12 is an assembled cross-sectional view of a transmission
adjustment system Q1
according to a third embodiment of the present invention;
[35] FIG. 13 is a view illustrating a transmission adjustment system Q2
according to the
present invention;
[36] FIG. 14 is a view illustrating a transmission adjustment system R1
according to the
present invention;
[37] FIG. 15 is a view illustrating a transmission adjustment system R2
according to the
present invention;
[38] FIG. 16 is a view illustrating a guide cone system A according to the
present
invention;
[39] FIG. 17 is an assembled cross-sectional view illustrating a guide cone
system A
according to a first embodiment of the present invention;
[40] FIG. 18 is a view illustrating parts of a guide cone system A
according to the present
invention;
[41] FIG. 19 is a view of a guide cone system B according to the present
invention;
[42] FIG. 20 is an assembled cross-sectional view of a guide cone system B
according to
the present invention;
[43] FIG. 21 is a view illustrating parts of a guide cone system B
according to the present
invention;
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[44] FIG. 22 is a view illustrating parts of a guide cone system B
according to the present
invention;
[45] FIG. 23 is a view of a guide cone system C according to the present
invention;
[46] FIG. 24 is an assembled cross-sectional view of a guide cone system C
according to a
third embodiment of the present invention;
[47] FIG. 25 is a view illustrating parts of a guide cone system C
according to the present
invention;
[48] FIG. 26 is a view of a guide cone/transmission adjustment system P1A-1
according
to the present invention;
[49] FIG. 27 is a view of a guide cone/transmission adjustment system P1A-2
according
to the present invention;
[50] FIG. 28 is a view of a guide cone/transmission adjustment system P1B
according to
the present invention;
[51] FIG. 29 is a view of a guide cone/transmission adjustment system P2A
according to
the present invention;
[52] FIG. 30 is a view of a guide cone/transmission adjustment system Q1C-1
according
to the present invention;
[53] FIG. 31 is a view of a guide cone/transmission adjustment system Q1C-2
according
to the present invention;
[54] FIG. 32 is a view of a guide cone/transmission adjustment system Q2C
according to
the present invention;
[55] FIG. 33 is a view of a guide cone/transmission adjustment system RlAC
according
to the present invention;
[56] FIG. 34 is a view of a guide cone/transmission adjustment system R2AC-
1 according
to the present invention;
[57] FIG. 35 is a view of a guide cone/transmission adjustment system R2AC-
2 according
to the present invention;
[58] FIG. 36 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.1) according to
the present invention;
[59] FIG. 37 is a cross-sectional view of a continuously variable
transmission system (No.
1) according to a first embodiment of the present invention;
[60] FIG. 38 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.2) according to
the present invention;
[61] FIG. 39 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.3) according to
the present invention;
[62] FIG. 40 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.4) according to
the present invention;
[63] FIG. 41 is an assembled cross-sectional view of a continuously
variable transmission
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system (No.4) according to a second embodiment of the present invention;
[64] FIG. 42 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.5) according to
the present invention;
[65] FIG. 43 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.6) according to
the present invention;
[66] FIG. 44 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.7) according to
the present invention;
[67] FIG. 45 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.8) according to
the present invention;
[68] FIG. 46 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.9) according to
the present invention;
[69] FIG. 47 is an assembled cross-sectional view of a continuously
variable transmission
system (No.9) according to a third embodiment of the present invention;
[70] FIG. 48 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.10) according
to the present invention;
[71] FIG. 49 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.11) according
to the present invention;
[72] FIG. 50 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.12) according
to the present invention;
[73] FIG. 51 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.13) according
to the present invention;
[74] FIG. 52 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.14) according
to the present invention;
[75] FIG. 53 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.15) according
to the present invention;
[76] FIG. 54 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.16) according
to the present invention;
[77] FIG. 55 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.17) according
to the present invention;
[78] FIG. 56 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.18) according
to the present invention;
[79] FIG. 57 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.19) according
to the present invention;
[80] FIG. 58 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.20) according
to the present invention;
[81] FIG. 59 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.21) according
to the present invention;
[82] FIG. 60 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.22) according
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to the present invention;
[83] FIG. 61 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.23) according
to the present invention;
[84] FIG. 62 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.24) according
to the present invention;
[85] FIG. 63 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.25) according
to the present invention;
[86] FIG. 64 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.26) according
to the present invention;
[87] FIG. 65 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.27) according
to the present invention;
[88] FIG. 66 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.28) according
to the present invention;
[89] FIG. 67 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.29) according
to the present invention;
[90] FIG. 68 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.30) according
to the present invention;
[91] FIG. 69 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.31) according
to the present invention;
[92] FIG. 70 is a view of a continuously variable transmission system
(No.32) according
to the present invention;
[93] FIG. 71 is an assembled cross-sectional view of a first embodiment of
the present
invention with major reference numerals being designated;
[94] Fig. 72 is a view of a transmission system I according to the first
embodiment;
[95] FIG. 73 is an assembled cross-sectional view illustrating a
transmission adjustment
system P1 and a guide cone system A according to the first embodiment;
[96] FIG. 74 is a view illustrating parts of a guide cone system A
according to the first
embodiment;
[97] FIG. 75 is an assembled cross-sectional view of the first embodiment
with detailed
reference numerals being designated;
[98] FIG. 76 is an assembled cross-sectional view of a second embodiment of
the present
invention with major reference numerals being designated;
[99] FIG. 77 is a view of a transmission system IV according to the second
embodiment;
[100] FIG. 78 is an assembled cross-sectional view of a guide cone system B
according to
the second embodiment;
[101] FIG. 79 is a view illustrating a left driving guide cone 251LD and a
right driven
guide cone 251RF in the guide cone system B according to the second
embodiment;
[102] FIG. 80 is a view illustrating a right driving guide cone 251RD and a
left driven
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guide cone 251LF in the guide cone system B according to the second
embodiment;
[103] FIG. 81 is an assembled cross-sectional view of the second embodiment
with detailed
reference numerals being designated;
[104] FIG. 82 is a view of a right case 12 according to the second
embodiment;
[105] FIG. 83 is a view of a center case 15 according to the second
embodiment;
[106] FIG. 84 is a view of a left case 13 according to the second
embodiment;
[107] FIG. 85 is an assembled cross-sectional view of a third embodiment of
the present
invention;
[108] FIG. 86 is a view of a transmission system I according to the third
embodiment;
[109] FIG. 87 is a view of a transmission adjustment system Q1 according to
the third em-
bodiment;
[110] FIG. 88 is a cross-sectional view of a transmission adjustment system
Q1 according
to the third embodiment;
[111] FIG. 89 is an assembled cross-sectional view of a guide cone system C
according to
the third embodiment;
[112] FIG. 90 is a view illustrating parts of a guide cone system C
according to the third
embodiment;
[113] FIG. 91 is an assembled cross-sectional view of a driving unit
according to the third
embodiment;
[114] FIG. 92 is an assembled cross-sectional view of a driven unit
according to the third
embodiment;
[115] FIG. 93 is a view illustrating parts of a carrier according to the
third embodiment;
[116] FIG. 94 is a view of a right case 12 according to the third
embodiment;
[117] FIG. 95 is a view of a left case 13 according to the third
embodiment; and
[118] FIG. 96 is a view schematically illustrating a conventional
transmission system. (Prior art)
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[119] A continuously variable transmission system according to embodiments
of the
present invention will now be described in detail with reference to
accompanied
drawings.
[120] A principle of the present invention will now be described with
reference to FIG. 1.
[121] FIGs. 1(a) and 1(b) schematically show a conventional double pinion
planetary gear
apparatus.
[122] The double pinion planetary gear apparatus includes one sun gear 101,
a plurality of
carriers 102, a first planetary gear 103, a second planetary gear 104, and a
ring gear
106, in which the sun gear 101 is meshed with the first planetary gear 103,
the first
planetary gear 103 is meshed with the second planetary gear 104, and the
second
planetary gear 104 is meshed with the ring gear 106.
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[123] In FIGs. 1(a) and 1(b), the sun gear 101 is identical to each other,
the first planetary
gear 103 is identical to each other, and the second planetary gear 104 is
identical to
each other.
[124] In FIGs. 1(a) and 1(b), if the position of the second planetary gear
104 is differently
set, a radius r2 of a pitch circle of the ring gear 106 in FIG. 1(b) is larger
than a radius
r 1 of a pitch circle of the ring gear 106 in FIG. 1(a), so that the number of
teeth of the
ring gear in FIG. 1(b) is more than that of the ring gear in FIG. 1(a). If the
carrier 102
is stationary and the sun gear 101 is inputted with a driving force to output
the driving
force to the ring gear 106, a rotation ratio in FIG. 1(a) is larger than that
in FIG. 1(b).
Therefore, it will be known that the rotation ratio is varied depending upon
the position
of the second planetary gear 104.
[125] According to the present invention using the principle of the double
pinion planetary
gear apparatus, one is used as a transmission of a driving unit D which is
inputted with
the driving force from an engine, while the other is used as a transmission of
a driven
unit F which outputs the driving force. The driving unit D is coupled to the
driven unit
F by tying a chain around the second planetary gear 104, instead of the ring
gear 106,
so that the second planetary gear 104 revolves around the first planetary gear
103 to
continuously obtain a shift ratio.
[126] Now, the transmission system I shown in FIG. lc (afterwards will be
described in
more details) is described.
[127] A driving unit D includes a plurality of first driving planetary
gears 103D and driving
carrier shafts 102DS, and a plurality of second driving planetary gears 104D
and
second driving planetary gear shafts 107D. A driven unit F includes a
plurality of first
driven planetary gears 103F and driven carrier shafts 102FS, and a plurality
of second
driven planetary gears 104F and second driven planetary gear shafts 107F.
[128] The first driving planetary gear 103D is turned on the driving
carrier shaft 102DS,
while the second driving planetary gear 104D meshed with the first driving
planetary
gear 103D is turned on the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D and
revolves
around the first driving planetary gear 103D, and thus the revolving radius
around the
second driving planetary gear 104D is varied. Therefore, a radius of the chain
105 of
the driving unit D meshed with the second driving planetary gear 104D is
continuously
varied to change rotation speed of the chain 105 of the driving unit D.
[129] The second driven planetary gear 104F of the driven unit F receives
the driving force
from the driving unit D via the meshed chain 105, while the second driven
planetary
gear 104F is meshed with the first driven planetary gear 103F to be turned on
the
second driven planetary gear shaft 107F and revolves around the first driven
planetary
gear 103F. Also, the first driven planetary gear 103F is turned on the driven
carrier
shaft 102FS. When the second driven planetary gear 104F revolves around the
first
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driven planetary gear 103F, the revolving radius around the second driven
planetary
gear 104F is varied, and thus the radius of the chain 105 of the driven unit F
meshed
with the second driven planetary gear 104F is continuously varied to change
the
rotation speed.
[130] According to the transmission of the present invention, the chain 105
is a
transmission element with teeth, such as a chain or belt. The chain is meshed
with the
second driving planetary gear 104D and the second driven planetary gear 104F
to
transmit the driving force from the driving unit D to the driven unit F.
[131] In the transmission system shown in FIG. lc, there is necessary for a
system for
revolving the second driving planetary gear 104D around the first driving
planetary
gear 103D and revolving the second driven planetary gear 104F around the first
driven
planetary gear 103F, in order to obtain a continuous shift ratio, which is
referred to as a
transmission adjustment system. A system, in which a radius of the chain 105
meshed
with the second driving planetary gear 104D and the second driven planetary
gear
104F to connect the driving part D with the driven part F is concentric with
the radius
of the driven unit F, is referred to as a guide cone system. The guide cone
system is
combined with the transmission adjustment system to constitute a guide cone/
transmission adjustment system, and the transmission system is combined with
the
guide cone/transmission adjustment system to constitute a continuously
variable
transmission system.
[132] Herein, the transmission system is classified into four kinds, i.e.,
a transmission
system I, a transmission system II, a transmission system III, and a
transmission
system IV. The transmission adjustment system is classified into six kinds,
i.e., a
transmission adjustment system Pl, a transmission adjustment system P2, a
transmission adjustment system Ql, a transmission adjustment system Q2, a
transmission adjustment system R1, and a transmission adjustment system R2.
The
guide cone system is classified into three kinds, i.e., a guide cone system A,
a guide
cone system B, a guide cone system C. The guide cone/transmission adjustment
system
is classified into ten kinds, i.e., guide cone/transmission systems P1A-1, P1A-
2, P1B,
P2A, Q1C-1, Q1C-2, Q2C, RlAC, R2AC-1, and R2AC-2. The continuously variable
transmission system is instanced as continuously variable transmission systems
No. 1
to No. 32.
[133] Also, as first and second planetary gears in a driving transmission
and a driven
transmission are used. Each rotation radius of the driving and the driven unit
can be
varied continuously.
[134] Transmission System
[135] Since a specification of the chain or belt meshed with the second
planetary gear and a
range of a shift ratio depending upon whether the first planetary gear or
second
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planetary gear is a step or long pinion, i.e., single or double rows-pinion
type, the
transmission system is classified into a transmission system I, a transmission
system II,
a transmission system III, and a transmission system IV, which will be
described with
reference to FIGs. 2 to 7.
[136] Referring to FIG. 2, the transmission system I includes a double
pinion planetary
gear apparatus consisting of a driving unit D and a driven unit F, in which
the driving
unit D is coupled to the driven unit F by a transmission element, such as a
belt or chain
105 with teeth.
[137] The driving unit D includes a driving sun gear 101D, a driving
carrier shaft 102DS
which is integrally coupled to a right driving carrier 102RD and a left
driving carrier
102LD, a first driving planetary gear 103D, a second driving planetary gear
104D, and
a second driving planetary gear shaft 107D. The driving carrier shaft 102DS,
the first
driving planetary gear 103D, the second driving planetary gear 104D, and the
second
driving planetary gear shaft 107D can be provided in a plurality of pairs.
[138] The driven unit F includes a driven sun gear 101F, a driven carrier
shaft 102FS
which is integrally coupled to a right driven carrier 102RF and a left driven
carrier
102LF, a first driven planetary gear 103F, a second driven planetary gear
104F, and a
second driven planetary gear shaft 107F. The driven carrier shaft 102FS, the
first
driven planetary gear 103F, the second driven planetary gear 104F, and the
second
driven planetary gear shaft 107F can be provided in a plurality of pairs.
[139] A power transmission path will be divided into four cases below.
[140] Case 1: The driving carrier shaft 102DS and the driven carrier shaft
102FS are
stationary. The driving force is inputted to the driving sun gear 101D, and
the driving
force is outputted from the driven sun gear 101F.
[141] Case 2: The driving sun gear 101D and the driven sun gear 101F are
stationary. The
driving force is inputted to the right driving carrier 102RD, and the driving
force is
outputted from the right driven carrier 102RF.
[142] Case 3: The driving carrier shaft 102DS and the driven sun gear 101F
are stationary.
The driving force is inputted to the driving sun gear 101D, and the driving
force is
outputted from the right driven carrier 102RF.
[143] Case 4: The driving sun gear 101D and the driven carrier shaft 102FS
are stationary.
The driving force is inputted to the right driving carrier 102RD, and the
driving force is
outputted from the driven sun gear 101F.
[144] The Case 1 is applied to the first embodiment of the present
invention, as shown in
FIG. 3.
[145] The process of transmitting the driving force will now be described.
[146] When the driving sun gear 101D is rotated in a clockwise direction,
the first driving
planetary gear 103D meshed with the driving sun gear 101D is rotated in a
counter-
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clockwise direction on the driving carrier shaft 102DS, and the second driving

planetary gear 104D meshed with the first driving planetary gear 103D is
rotated in a
clockwise direction on the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D. The chain
105
meshed with the second driving planetary gear 104D and the second driven
planetary
gear 104F is rotated in a clockwise direction to transmit the driving force
from the
driving unit D to the driven unit F.
111471 The second driven planetary gear 104F meshed with the chain 105 is
rotated in a
clockwise direction on the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F, and the
first driven
planetary gear 103F meshed with the second driven planetary gear 104F is
rotated in a
counterclockwise direction on the driven carrier shaft 102FS. The driven sun
gear
101F meshed with the first driven planetary gear 103F is rotated in a
clockwise
direction to output the driving force.
111481 The principle of the transmission in the power transmitting process
will now be
described.
111491 If a radius of the chain 105 meshed with the second driving
planetary gear 104D is
maximum, and a radius of the chain 105 meshed with the second driven planetary
gear
104F is minimum, the rotation speed of the driven output sun gear 101F is
maximized.
In this instance, if the second driving planetary gear 104D rotating in a
clockwise
direction on the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D revolves around the
first
driving planetary gear 103D in a clockwise direction by a desired angle, and
simul-
taneously, the second driven planetary gear 104F rotating in a clockwise
direction on
the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F revolves around the first driven
planetary
gear 103F in a clockwise direction by a desired angle, a radius of the chain
105 meshed
with the second driving planetary gear 104D is reduced, while a radius of the
chain 105
meshed with the second driven planetary gear 104F is increased, so that a
rotation
speed of the driven sun gear 101F is decreased.
[150] If a radius of the chain 105 meshed with the second driving planetary
gear 104D is
minimum, and a radius of the chain 105 meshed with the second driven planetary
gear
104F is maximum, the rotation speed of the driven sun gear 101F is minimized.
In this
instance, if the second driving planetary gear 104D meshed with the first
driving
planetary gear 103D and rotating in a clockwise direction on the second
driving
planetary gear shaft 107D revolves around the first driving planetary gear
103D in a
counterclockwise direction by a desired angle, and simultaneously, the second
driven
planetary gear 104F meshed with the first driven planetary gear 103F and
rotating in a
clockwise direction on the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F revolves
around the
first driven planetary gear 103F in a counterclockwise direction by a desired
angle, a
radius of the chain 105 meshed with the second driving planetary gear 104D is
increased, while a radius of the chain 105 meshed with the second driven
planetary
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gear 104F is reduced, so that a rotation speed of the driven sun gear 101F is
changed.
[151] The Case 2 is applied to the third embodiment of the present
invention.
[152] The process of transmitting the driving force will now be described.
[153] When the driving sun gear 101D and the driven sun gear 101F are
stationary, and the
right driving carrier 102RD is rotated by the driving force, the first driving
planetary
gear 103D meshed with the driving sun gear 101D is rotated around the driving
carrier
shaft 102DS, and the second driving planetary gear 104D meshed with the
driving
planetary gear 103D is rotated around the second planetary gear shaft 107D.
The chain
105 meshed with the second driving planetary gear 104D is rotated in the same
direction as the right driving carrier 102RD to transmit the driving force
from the
driving unit D to the driven unit F.
[154] The second driven planetary gear 104F meshed with the chain 105 is
rotated around
the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F, and the first driven planetary
gear 103F
meshed with the second driven planetary gear 104F is rotated around the driven
carrier
shaft 102FS. The right driven carrier 102RF is rotated in the same direction
as the
chain to output the driving force.
[155] The principle of the transmission in the power transmitting process
according to the
third embodiment is identical to that of the Case 1.
[156] Consequently, the principle of the transmission is identical to each
other, irrespective
of the power transmitting path.
[157] The transmission system II will now be described with reference to
FIG. 4.
[158] The difference between the transmission systems I and II is that the
second driving
planetary gear 104D and the second driven planetary gear 104F are made of
multiple
rows of step or long pinions, in which the chain is meshed with each left row
of pinion
in the second driving planetary gear 104D and the second driven planetary gear
104F
which are not meshed with the first driving planetary gear 103D and the first
driven
planetary gear 103F.
[159] According to the feature of the transmission system II, the chain
105, and the second
driving planetary gear 104D and the second driven planetary gear 104F which
are
meshed with the chain 105 may be provided with various kinds of teeth, and a
choice
width to a limited condition (e.g., pitch, twist angle or the like) when
designing the
teeth can be enlarged.
[160] The principle of the transmission and the power transmitting process
in the
transmission system II are identical to those in the transmission system I.
[161] The transmission system III will now be described with reference to
FIG. 5.
[162] The difference between the transmission systems I and III is that the
first driving
planetary gear 103D and the first driven planetary gear 103F are made of
multiple rows
of step or long pinions, in which each right row of pinion in the first
driving planetary
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gear 103D is meshed with the driving sun gear 101D and the driving ring gear
106D,
while each left row of pinion in the first driving planetary gear 103D being
meshed
with the second driving planetary gear 104D.
[163] Each right row of pinion in the first driven planetary gear 103F is
meshed with the
driven sun gear 101F and the driven ring gear 106F, while each left row of
pinion in
the first driven planetary gear 103F being meshed with the second driven
planetary
gear 104F.
[164] The chain 105 is meshed with the second driving planetary gear 104D
and the second
driven planetary gear 104F to transmit the driving force from the driving unit
D to the
driven unit F.
[165] The functional differences between the transmission systems I and III
are as follows.
[166] More specifically, when the second driving planetary gear 104D and
the second
driven planetary gear 104F revolve around the first driving planetary gear
103D and
the first driven planetary gear 103F, respectively, it can prevent the second
driving
planetary gear 104D and the second driven planetary gear 104F from interfering
with
the driving sun gear 101D and the driven sun gear 101F, thereby increasing a
revolving
angle, as compared with that of the transmission system I. Consequently, a
range of the
shift ratio can be widened by increasing a radius ratio of the chain 105
meshed with the
second driving planetary gear 104D and the second driven planetary gear 104F.
[167] By adding the driving ring gear 106D and the driven ring gear 106F,
the driving sun
gear 101D, the right driving carrier 102RD or the driving ring gear 106D is
used as the
input, while the driven sun gear 101F, the right driven carrier 102RF or the
driven ring
gear 106F can be used as the output.
[168] The transmission principle of the transmission system III is
identical to that of the
transmission system I.
[169] The transmission IV will now be described with reference to FIG. 6.
[170] The transmission system IV is applied to the second embodiment of the
present
invention, as shown in FIG. 7.
[171] In the transmission system III shown in FIG. 5, a second driving
planetary gear 104D
and a second driven planetary gear 104F are made of multiple rows of step or
long
pinions, so that it has features of the transmission system II and the
transmission
system III.
[172] As compared with the transmission system I, the range of the shift
ratio can be
extended, and the chain 105, and the second driving planetary gear 104D and
the
second driven planetary gear 104F which are meshed with the chain 105 can have

various shapes of tooth.
[173] The transmission principle of the transmission system IV is identical
to that of the
transmission system I.
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[174] Transmission Adjustment System
[175] Since the transmission adjustment method is varied depending upon
rotation or stop
of the carrier, the transmission adjustment system is classified into the
transmission ad-
justment system P1, the transmission adjustment system P2, the transmission ad-

justment system Ql, the transmission adjustment system Q2, the transmission ad-

justment system R1, and the transmission adjustment system R2, which will be
explained with reference to FIGs 8 to 15.
[176] The transmission adjustment system P1 will now be explained with
reference to FIG.
8.
[177] The transmission adjustment system P1 is applied to the first
embodiment of the
present invention, as shown in FIG. 9, in which the transmission adjustment
system is
applied to a transmission system with the stationary carrier.
[178] A left adjustment main gear 202L and a right adjustment main gear
202R are in-
tegrally coupled to the adjustment main shaft 203. The left adjustment main
gear 202L
is meshed with a left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD and a left driven
adjustment
sun gear 204LF, while the right adjustment main gear 202R is meshed with a
right
driving adjustment sun gear 204RF and a right driven adjustment sun gear
204RF. A
left driving flange gear 205LD and a right driving flange gear 205RD are
meshed with
the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD and the right driving adjustment
sun gear
204RD, respectively. A left driven flange gear 205LF and a right driven flange
gear
205RF are meshed with the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF and the right
driven
adjustment sun gear 204RF.
[179] The second driving planetary gear shaft 107D is integrally coupled to
the left driving
flange gear 205LD and the right driving flange gear 205RD, while the second
driven
planetary gear shaft 107F is integrally coupled to the left driven flange gear
205LF and
the right driven flange gear 205RF.
[180] The operation of the transmission adjustment system will now be
described.
[181] When the left adjustment main gear 202L is rotated in a clockwise
direction, the right
adjustment main gear 202R is rotated in a clockwise direction. The left
driving ad-
justment sun gear 204LD and the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF which
are
meshed with the left adjustment main gear 202L are rotated in a
counterclockwise
direction around the left driving adjustment sun gear shaft 207LD and the left
driven
adjustment sun gear shaft 207LF. The right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD
and the
right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF which are meshed with the right
adjustment
main gear 202R are rotated in a counterclockwise direction around the driving
ad-
justment sun gear shaft 101DS which is integrally coupled to the driving sun
gear
101D and the driven adjustment sun gear shaft 101FS which is integrally
coupled to
the driven sun gear 101F, respectively.
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[182] The left driving flange gear 205LD meshed with the left driving
adjustment sun gear
204LD is rotated in a clockwise direction around the driving carrier shaft
102DS, and
the right driving flange gear 205RD meshed with the right driving adjustment
sun gear
204RD is rotated in a clockwise direction around the driving carrier shaft
102DS. The
left driving flange gear 205LD and the right driving flange gear 205RD are
integrally
coupled to the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D to rotate by a desired
angle.
[183] The left driven flange gear 205LF meshed with the left driven
adjustment sun gear
204LF is rotated in a clockwise direction around the driven carrier shaft
102FS, and
the right driven flange gear 205RF meshed with the right driven adjustment sun
gear
204RF is rotated in a clockwise direction around the driven carrier shaft
102FS. The
left driven flange gear 205LF and the right driven flange gear 205RF are
integrally
coupled to the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F to rotate by a desired
angle.
[184] Consequently, when the left adjustment main gear 202L receiving the
driving force is
rotated in a clockwise direction, the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D
and the
second driven planetary gear shaft 107F are rotated in a clockwise direction
around the
driving carrier shaft 102DS and the driven carrier shaft 102FS by a desired
angle, re-
spectively. When the left adjustment main gear 202L is rotated in a
counterclockwise
direction, the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D and the second driven
planetary gear shaft 107F are rotated in a counterclockwise direction around
the
driving carrier shaft 102DS and the driven carrier shaft 102FS by a desired
angle, re-
spectively.
[185] With the above operation, the second driving planetary gear 104D
rotating around
the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D and the second driven planetary
gear
104F rotating around the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F revolve
around the
first driving planetary gear 103D and the first driven planetary gear 103F,
respectively.
[186] The transmission adjustment system P2 will now be described with
reference to FIG.
10.
[187] The transmission adjustment system P2 is applied to a transmission
system with a
stationary carrier, like the transmission adjustment system Pl. Differences
between the
transmission adjustment systems P1 and P2 are as follows.
[188] The adjustment main shaft 203 and the right adjustment main gear 202
are omitted.
Also, the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD and the right driving
adjustment sun
gear 204RD are integrally coupled to each other so as to be rotated around the
left
driving adjustment sun gear shaft 207LD. The left driven adjustment sun gear
204LF
and the right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF are integrally coupled to each
other so
as to be rotated around the left driven adjustment sun gear shaft 207LF.
[189] The operation thereof is identical to that of the transmission
adjustment system Pl.
[190] The transmission adjustment system Q1 will now be explained with
reference to FIG.
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11.
[191] The transmission adjustment system Q1 is applied to the third
embodiment of the
present invention, as shown in FIG. 12, in which the transmission adjustment
system is
applied to a transmission system with the rotating carrier.
[192] First of all, explaining the construction of the driving unit D, a
plurality of driving
carrier shafts 102DS are fixed to the left driving carrier 102LD and the right
driving
carrier 102RD. The left driving flange gear 205LD is rotated around the left
side of the
driving carrier shaft 102DS, while the right driving flange gear 205RD is
rotated
around the right side thereof. The left driving flange gear 205LD and the
right driving
flange gear 205RD are integrally coupled to the second driving planetary gear
shaft
107D.
[193] The left driving flange gear 205LD is meshed with the left driving
adjustment sun
gear 204LD, while the right driving flange gear 205RD is meshed with the right

driving adjustment sun gear 204RD.
[194] The rotation center of the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD and
the right
driving adjustment sun gear 204RD is identical to that of the carrier 102. A
left driving
adjustment screw 232LD is fixed to a left end of the center axis, while a
right driving
adjustment screw 232RD is fixed to a right end thereof.
[195] The left driving adjustment screw 232LD and a left driving adjustment
slider 233LD
are assembled in a left-handed screw manner, while a right driving adjustment
screw
232RD and a right driving adjustment slider 233RD are assembled in a right-
handed
screw manner. A left driving helical slider 234LD is assembled in the left
driving ad-
justment slider 233LD, with adjustment thrust bearings 231 being positioned on
both
sides of the left driving helical slider 234LD. A right driving helical slider
234RD is
assembled in the right driving adjustment slider 233RD, with the adjustment
thrust
bearings being positioned on both sides of the right driving helical slider
234LD. When
the left driving adjustment slider 233LD and the right driving adjustment
slider 233RD
are axially moved, the left driving helical slider 234LD and the right driving
helical
slider 234RD are freely rotated.
[196] The left driving helical slider 234LD and the left driving carrier
102LD are spline-
coupled to each other to slide in an axial direction, while the left driving
helical slider
234LD and the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD are meshed with each
other in a
helical gear type.
[197] The right driving helical slider 234RD and the right driving carrier
102RD are spline-
coupled to each other to slide in an axial direction, while the right driving
helical slider
234RD and the right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD are meshed with each
other in
a helical gear type.
[198] When the left driving helical slider 234LD and the right driving
helical slider 234RD
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are moved in an axial direction with respect to the left driving carrier 102LD
and the
right driving carrier 102RD, respectively, the left driving adjustment sun
gear 204LD
and the right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD are rotated. In this instance,
the
rotation direction of the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD is always
identical to
that of the right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD.
[199] The driven unit F includes the same construction as that of the
driving unit D.
[200] The left adjustment main gear 202L and the right adjustment main gear
202R are
fixed to the adjustment main shaft 203. The left adjustment main gear 202L is
meshed
with the left driving adjustment slider 233LD and the left driven adjustment
slider
233LF, while the right adjustment main gear 202R is meshed with the right
driving ad-
justment slider 233RD and the right driven adjustment slider 233RF.
[201] The operation of the transmission adjustment system Q1 will now be
described.
[202] When the left adjustment main gear 202L receiving the driving force
from a motor
301 is rotated in a clockwise direction, the right adjustment main gear 202R
is also
rotated in a clockwise direction. The left driving adjustment slider 233LD and
the left
driven adjustment slider 233LF which are meshed with the left adjustment main
gear
202L are rotated in a counterclockwise direction, while the right driving
adjustment
slider 233RD and the right driven adjustment slider 233RF which are meshed
with the
right adjustment main gear 202R are rotated in a counterclockwise direction.
[203] In this instance, the left driving adjustment slider 233LD is axially
moved in a left
direction, while the right driving adjustment slider 233RD is axially moved in
a right
direction. The left driven adjustment slider 233LF is axially moved in a right
direction,
while the right driven adjustment slider 233RF is axially moved in a left
direction. At
the same time, the left driving helical slider 234LD is rotated together with
the left
driving carrier 102LD, and is axially moved in a left direction. The right
driving helical
slider 234RD is rotated together with the right driving carrier 102RD, and is
axially
moved in a right direction. The left driving helical slider 234LD and the left
driving
adjustment sun gear 204LD which are helically meshed with each other, and the
right
driving helical slider 234RD and the right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD
which
are helically meshed with each other rotate the left driving adjustment sun
gear 204LD
and the right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD in a counterclockwise
direction by a
twist angle. The left driving flange gear 205LD and the right driving flange
gear
205RD which are integrally coupled to the second driving planetary gear shaft
107D
are rotated in a clockwise direction.
[204] The left driven helical slider 234LF is rotated together with the
left driven carrier
102LF, and is axially moved in a right direction. The right driven helical
slider 234RF
is rotated together with the right driven carrier 102RF, and is axially moved
in a left
direction. Thus, the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF and the right
driven ad-
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justment sun gear 204RF are rotated in a counterclockwise direction, and the
left
driven flange gear 205LF and the right driven flange gear 205RF which are
coupled to
the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F are rotated in a clockwise
direction.
[205] The transmission adjustment system Q2 will now be described with
reference to FIG.
13.
[206] Differences between the transmission adjustment system Q2 and the
transmission ad-
justment system Q1 shown in FIG. 11 are as follows.
[207] The right driving adjustment screw 232RD, the right driving
adjustment slider
233RD, the right driving helical slider 234RD, and the adjustment thrust
bearing 231
are removed from the driving unit D of the transmission adjustment system Ql.
Also,
the right driven adjustment screw 232RF, the right driven adjustment slider
233RF, the
right driven helical slider 234RF, and the adjustment thrust bearing 231 are
removed
from the driven unit F of the transmission adjustment system Ql. The
adjustment main
shaft 203 and the right adjustment main gear 202R are removed from the
transmission
adjustment system Ql.
[208] The right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD is integrally coupled to
the left driving
adjustment sun gear 204LD, while the right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF is
in-
tegrally coupled to the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF.
[209] The operation of the transmission adjustment system Q2 will now be
described.
[210] When the left adjustment main gear 202L receiving the driving force
from the ad-
justment motor 301 is rotated in a clockwise direction, the left driving
adjustment
slider 233LD and the left driven adjustment slider 233LF which are meshed with
the
left adjustment main gear 202L are rotated in a counterclockwise direction.
Since the
left driving adjustment slider 233LD and the left driving adjustment screw
232LD are
assembled in a left-handed screw manner, the left driving adjustment slider
233LD is
axially moved in a left direction. Since the left driven adjustment slider
233LF and the
left driven adjustment screw 232LF are assembled in a right-handed screw
manner, the
left driven adjustment slider 233LF is axially moved in a right direction.
[211] The left driving helical slider 234LD rotating together with the left
driving carrier
102LD is axially moved in a left direction by the left driving adjustment
slider 233LD.
The left driven helical slider 234LF rotating together with the left driven
carrier 102LF
is axially moved in a right direction by the left driven adjustment slider
233LF.
[212] The left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD which is meshed with the
left driving
helical slider 234LD in a helical gear type is rotated in a counterclockwise
direction by
a twist angle of a helical gear.
[213] The left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF which is meshed with the
left driven
helical slider 234LF in a helical gear type is rotated in a counterclockwise
direction by
a twist angle of a helical gear.
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[214] The left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD and the right driving
adjustment sun
gear 204RD which are integrally coupled to each other are rotated in a counter-

clockwise direction, and simultaneously, the second driving planetary gear
shaft 107D
which is integrally coupled to the left driving flange gear 205LD and the
right driving
flange gear 205RD is rotated in a clockwise direction.
[215] Also, the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF and the right driven
adjustment sun
gear 204RF which are integrally coupled to each other are rotated in a counter-

clockwise direction, and simultaneously, the second driven planetary gear
shaft 107F
which is integrally coupled to the left driven flange gear 205LF and the right
driven
flange gear 205RF is rotated in a clockwise direction.
[216] The transmission adjustment system R1 will now be described with
reference to FIG.
14.
[217] The transmission adjustment system R1 includes the driving unit D of
the
transmission adjustment system P2 shown in FIG. 10 and the driven unit F of
the
transmission adjustment system Q2 shown in FIG. 13, in which one of the
driving unit
D and the driven unit F has a stationary carrier, and the other has a rotating
carrier.
[218] The left adjustment main gear 202L is meshed with both the left
driving adjustment
sun gear 204LD and the left driven adjustment slider 233LF.
[219] When the left adjustment main gear 202L is rotated in a clockwise
direction, the left
driving adjustment sun gear 204LD is rotated in a counterclockwise direction,
and the
right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD integrally coupled to the left driving
ad-
justment sun gear 204LD is rotated in a counterclockwise direction. The left
driving
flange gear 205LD and the right driving flange gear 205RD which are meshed
with the
left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD and the right driving adjustment sun
gear
204RD, respectively, are integrally coupled to the second driving planetary
gear shaft
107D to rotate in a clockwise direction.
[220] When the left adjustment main gear 202L is rotated in a clockwise
direction, the
driven unit F is operated in the same manner as that of the driven unit F of
the
transmission adjustment system Q2 shown in FIG. 13.
[221] The transmission adjustment system R2 will now be described with
reference to FIG.
15.
[222] Likely to the transmission adjustment system R1, one of the driving
unit D and the
driven unit F has a stationary carrier, and the other has a rotating carrier.
[223] The transmission adjustment system R2 includes the driving unit D of
the
transmission adjustment system P1 shown in FIG. 8 and the driven unit F of the

transmission adjustment system Q1 shown in FIG. 11. The left adjustment main
gear
202L is integrally coupled to the right adjustment main gear 202R by the main
ad-
justment shaft 203, and the left adjustment main gear 202L is also meshed with
both
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the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD and the left driven adjustment
slider
233LF. The right adjustment main gear 202R is meshed with both the right
driving ad-
justment sun gear 204RD and the right driven adjustment slider 233RF.
[224] When the left adjustment main gear 202L is rotated in a clockwise
direction, the
driving unit D is operated in the same manner as that of the transmission
adjustment
system Pl, while the driven unit F is operated in the same manner as that of
the driven
unit F of the transmission adjustment system Ql.
[225] Guide Cone System
[226] The guide cone system is to maintain a concentric circle of a
rotation radius when a
transmission element such as a chain or belt is rotated, and is classified
into guide cone
systems A to C which are described with reference to FIGs. 16 to 25.
[227] First of all, the guide cone system A will now be described with
reference to FIGs.
16 to 18.
[228] The guide cone system A is applied to a transmission system in which
the driving
carrier shaft 102D5 and the driven carrier shaft 102F5 are stationary. FIG. 16
shows a
left driving guide cone 251LD, a right driving guide cone 251RD, a left driven
guide
cone 251LF, and a right driven guide cone 251RF, in which the left driving
guide cone
251LD is assembled to the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD, the right
driving
guide cone 251RD is assembled to the right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD,
the
left driven guide cone 251LF is assembled to the left driven adjustment sun
gear
204LF, and the right driven guide cone 251RF is assembled to the right driven
ad-
justment sun gear 204RF. FIG. 17 is an assembled cross-sectional view
illustrating the
guide cone system A according to the first embodiment, and FIG. 18 is a view
il-
lustrating parts of the guide cone system A.
[229] The guide cone system A will now be described with reference to FIG.
18.
[230] The left driving guide cone 251LD and the right driven guide cone
251RF are
provided with a left-handed screw on an inner periphery thereof, while the
right
driving guide cone 251RD and the left driven guide cone 251LF are provided
with a
right-handed screw on an inner periphery thereof.
[231] Portions of the guide cones which come in contact with the chain 105
are machined
in a cone shape having a certain slope. When the second driving planetary gear
shaft
107D or the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F is moved, the guide cones
are
provided with a plurality of circular arc shape grooves of a certain angle so
as to
prevent interference of the shaft. The portion assembled to the driving
carrier shaft
102D5 or the driven carrier shaft 102F5 is provided with a guide groove,
thereby
preventing rotation of the guide cones.
[232] Referring to FIG. 17, the right driving guide cone 251RD is assembled
to the right
driving adjustment sun gear 204RD in a right-handed screw manner, while the
left
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driving guide cone 251LD is assembled to the left driving adjustment sun gear
204LD
in a left-handed screw manner. The guide cones 251RD and 251LD are installed
on
both sides of the chain 105 of the driving unit D to maintain the radius of
the chain 105
and guide it.
[233] Also, the right driven guide cone 251RF is assembled to the right
driven adjustment
sun gear 204RF in a left-handed screw manner, while the left driven guide cone
251LF
is assembled to the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF in a right-handed
screw
manner. The guide cones 251RF and 251LF are installed on both sides of the
chain 105
of the driven unit F to maintain the radius of the chain 105 and guide it.
[234] When the left adjustment main gear 202L and the right adjustment main
gear 202R
which are spline-coupled to the adjustment main shaft 203 are rotated in a
clockwise
direction, the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD meshed with the left
adjustment
main gear 202L is rotated in a counterclockwise direction, while the left
driving flange
gear 205LD meshed with the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD is rotated
in a
clockwise direction. The left driving guide cone 251LD assembled to the left
driving
adjustment sun gear 204LD in a left-handed screw manner is axially moved in a
left
direction. The right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD meshed with the right
ad-
justment main gear 202R is rotated in a counterclockwise direction, while the
right
driving flange gear 205RD meshed with the right driving adjustment sun gear
204RD
is rotated in a clockwise direction. The right driving guide cone 251RD
assembled to
the right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD in a right-handed screw manner is
axially
moved in a right direction.
[235] The left driving flange gear 205LD and the right driving flange gear
205RD are in-
tegrally coupled to the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D. The second
driving
planetary gear shaft 107D is rotated in a clockwise direction, and a radius of
the chain
105 of the driving unit D which is meshed with the second driving planetary
gear 104D
revolving around the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D is reduced.
Simul-
taneously, the right driving guide cone 251RD is axially moved in a right
direction,
and the left driving guide cone 251LD is axially moved in a left direction,
thereby
widening a width between two guide cones.
[236] Accordingly, the left driving guide cone 251LD and the right driving
guide cone
251RD maintain a radius of the chain 105 in accordance with the radius of the
chain
105 of the driving unit D, with a contact width of both sides of the chain 105
being au-
tomatically maintained in a desired range.
[237] When the left adjustment main gear 202L and the right adjustment main
gear 202R
are rotated in a clockwise direction, the left driven adjustment sun gear
204LF meshed
with the left adjustment main gear 202L is rotated in a counterclockwise
direction, and
the left driven flange gear 205LF meshed with the left driven adjustment sun
gear
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204LF is rotated in a clockwise direction. The left driven guide cone 251LF
assembled
to the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF in a right-handed screw manner is
axially
moved in a right direction. The right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF meshed
with
the right adjustment main gear 202R is rotated in a counterclockwise
direction, and the
right driven flange gear 205RF meshed with the right driven adjustment sun
gear
204RF is rotated in a clockwise direction. The right driven guide cone 251LF
assembled to the right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF in a left-handed screw

manner is axially moved in a left direction.
[238] The left driven flange gear 205LF and the right driven flange gear
205RF are coupled
to the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F. The second driven planetary
gear shaft
107F is rotated in a clockwise direction, and a radius of the chain 105 of the
driven unit
F which is meshed with the second driven planetary gear 104F revolving around
the
second driven planetary gear shaft 107F is increased. Simultaneously, the
right driven
guide cone 251RF is axially moved in a left direction, and the left driven
guide cone
251LF is axially moved in a right direction, thereby reducing a width between
two
guide cones.
[239] Accordingly, the left driven guide cone 251LF and the right driven
guide cone
251RF maintain a radius of the chain 105 in accordance with the radius of the
chain
105 of the driven unit F, with a contact width of both sides of the chain 105
being auto-
matically maintained in a desired range.
[240] The guide cone system B will now be described with reference to FIGs.
19 to 22.
[241] The guide cone system B is applied to a transmission system in which
the driving
carrier shaft 102D5 and the driven carrier shaft 102F5 are stationary. FIG. 19
shows
the left driving guide cone 251LD, the right driving guide cone 251RD, the
left driven
guide cone 251LF, and the right driven guide cone 251RF, in which the right
driving
guide cone 251RD and the left driven guide cone 251LF are stationary. The left

driving guide cone 251LD is assembled to the left driving adjustment sun gear
204LD,
and the right driven guide cone 251RF is assembled to the left driven
adjustment sun
gear 204LF. FIG. 20 is an assembled cross-sectional view of the guide cone
system B
according to the second embodiment of the present invention, and FIGs. 21 and
22
show the parts of the guide cone system B.
[242] Referring to FIGs. 21 and 22, the left driving guide cone 251LD and
the right driven
guide cone 251RF are provided with a left-handed screw on an inner periphery
thereof.
[243] Portions of the left driving guide cone 251LD, the right driving
guide cone 251RD,
the left driven guide cone 251LF, and the right driven guide cone 251RF which
come
in contact with the chain 105 are machined in a cone shape having a certain
slope. The
left driving guide cone 251LD and the left driven guide cone 251LF are
provided with
a plurality of circular arc shape grooves of a certain angle with respect to
axes of the
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left driving flange gear shaft 206LD and the left driven flange gear shaft
206LF, re-
spectively. The groove has a size larger than a diameter of the second
planetary gear
shafts 107D and 107F so as to prevent interference of the second planetary
gear shafts
107D and 107F.
[244] The right driving guide cone 251RD and the right driven guide cone
251RF are
provided with a plurality of circular arc shape grooves of a desired angle
with respect
to axes of the driving carrier shaft 102DS and the driven carrier shaft 102FS,
re-
spectively. The groove has a size larger than a diameter of the second
planetary gears
104D and 104F, so that the second planetary gears 104D and 104F are free from
in-
terference when they revolve around the first planetary gears 103D and 103F.
[245] The left driving guide cone 251LD and the right driven guide cone
251RF are
provided with a groove, so that they are assembled to a driving guide bar 252D
and a
driven guide bar 252F to move axially without rotating.
[246] Referring to FIG. 20, the right driving guide cone 251RD is spline-
coupled to a
center case 15, while the left driving guide cone 251LD is assembled to the
left driving
adjustment sun gear 204LD in a left-handed screw manner. The right driving
guide
cone 251RD and the left driving guide cone 251LD are installed on both sides
of the
chain 105 of the driving unit D to maintain the radius of the chain 105 and
guide it.
[247] The left driven guide cone 251LF is spline-coupled to the left case
13, while the right
driven guide cone 251RF is assembled to the left driven adjustment sun gear
204LF in
a left-handed screw manner. The guide cones 251RF and 251LF are installed on
both
sides of the chain 105 of the driven unit F to maintain the radius of the
chain 105 and
guide it.
[248] When the left adjustment main gear 202L is rotated in a clockwise
direction, the left
driving adjustment sun gear 204LD is rotated in a counterclockwise direction.
The left
driving guide cone 251LD assembled to the left driving adjustment sun gear
204LD in
a left-handed screw manner is axially moved in a left direction. Since the
right driving
guide cone 251RD is spline-coupled to the center case 15, a width between the
left
driving guide cone 251LD and the right driving guide cone 251RD is increased.
[249] Accordingly, as a radius of the chain 105 of the driving unit D is
varied, the left
driving guide cone 251LD and the right driving guide cone 251RD maintain a
radius of
the chain 105, with a contact width of both sides of the chain 105 being
automatically
maintained in a desired range.
[250] When the left adjustment main gear 202L is rotated in a clockwise
direction, the right
driven guide cone 251RF assembled to the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF
in a
left-handed screw manner is axially moved in a left direction. Since the left
driven
guide cone 251LF is spline-coupled to the left case 13, a width between the
left driven
guide cone 251LF and the right driven guide cone 251RF is reduced.
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[251] Accordingly, as a radius of the chain 105 of the driven unit F is
varied, the left driven
guide cone 251LF and the right driven guide cone 251RF maintain a radius of
the
chain 105, with a contact width of both sides of the chain 105 being
automatically
maintained in a desired range.
[252] The guide cone system C will now be described with reference to FIGs.
23 to 25.
[253] FIG. 24 is a view illustrating the assembled state of the guide cone
system according
to the third embodiment, and FIG. 25 is a view illustrating the parts of the
guide cone
system C.
[254] The guide cone system C is applied to a transmission system in which
the carrier 102
is rotating. As shown in FIG. 23, the left driving guide cone 251LD is
assembled to the
left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD in a left-handed screw manner, while
the right
driving guide cone 251RD is assembled to the right driving adjustment sun gear

204RD in a right-handed screw manner, so that the guide cones 251LD and 251RD
are
installed on both sides of the chain 105 of the driving unit F.
[255] The left driven guide cone 251LF is assembled to the left driven
adjustment sun gear
204LF in a right-handed screw manner, while the right driven guide cone 251RF
is
assembled to the right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF in a left-handed screw

manner, so that the guide cones 251LF and 251RF are installed on both sides of
the
chain 105 of the driven unit F.
[256] As shown in FIG. 25, portions of the guide cones which come in
contact with the
chain 105 are machined in a cone shape having a certain slope. The guide cones
are
provided with a plurality of circular arc shape grooves of a certain angle in
order to
prevent the interference, when the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D or
the
second driven planetary gear shaft 107F is moved. The portion of the guide
cones
which is assembled to the driving carrier shaft 102DS or the driven carrier
shaft 102FS
is provided with a guide groove, so that the guide cones can be axially
reciprocated.
[257] Referring to FIG. 24, when the left driving adjustment sun gear
204LD, the right
driving adjustment sun gear 204RD, the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF,
and the
right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF are simultaneously rotated in a counter-

clockwise direction, the left driving flange gear 205LD and the right driving
flange
gear 205RD are coupled to the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D, and
are
rotated in a clockwise direction. Thus, a radius of the chain 105 of the
driving unit D
which is meshed with the second driving planetary gears 104D rotating around
the
second driving planetary gear shaft 107D is reduced. The left driving guide
cone
251LD is axially moved in a left direction, while the right driving guide cone
251RD is
axially moved in a right direction, thereby increasing a width between two
guide
cones. Accordingly, in accordance with a radius of the chain 105 of the
driving unit D,
the right driving guide cone 251RD and the left driving guide cone 251LD are
installed
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on both sides of the chain 105 of the driving unit D to maintain the radius of
the chain
105, with the contact width being constantly maintained.
[258] And, the left driven flange gear 205LF and the right driven flange
gear 205RF are in-
tegrally coupled to the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F, and are
rotated in a
clockwise direction. Thus, a radius of the chain 105 of the driven unit F
which is
meshed with the second driven planetary gears 104F rotating around the second
driven
planetary gear shaft 107F is increased. The left driven guide cone 251LF is
axially
moved in a right direction, while the right driven guide cone 251RF is axially
moved in
a left direction, thereby reducing a width between two guide cones.
Accordingly, in ac-
cordance with a radius of the chain 105 of the driven unit F, the left driven
guide cone
251LF and the right driven guide cone 251RF are installed on both sides of the
chain
105 of the driven unit F to maintain the radius of the chain 105, with the
contact width
being constantly maintained.
[259] Guide Cone/Transmission Adjustment System
[260] The guide cone/transmission adjustment system is classified into the
guide cone/
transmission adjustment system P1A-1, the guide cone/transmission adjustment
system
P1A-2, the guide cone/transmission adjustment system P1B, the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system P2A, the guide cone/transmission adjustment
system
Q1C-1, the guide cone/transmission adjustment system Q1C-2, the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system Q2C, the guide cone/transmission adjustment
system
RlAC, the guide cone/transmission adjustment system R2AC-1, and the guide
cone/
transmission adjustment system R2AC-2, in accordance with the combination
manner
of the guide cone system and the transmission adjustment system, which will be

described hereinafter with reference to FIFs. 26 to 35.
[261] The guide cone/transmission adjustment system P1A-1 will now be
described with
reference to FIG. 26.
[262] The guide cone/transmission adjustment system P1A-1 includes the
combination of
the transmission adjustment system P1 shown in FIG. 8 and the guide cone
system A
shown in FIG. 16.
[263] The left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD and the left driving guide
cone 251LD
are assembled in a left-handed screw manner, while the right driving
adjustment sun
gear 204RD and the right driving guide cone 251RD are assembled in a right-
handed
screw manner. The left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF and the left driven
guide
cone 251LF are assembled in a right-handed screw manner, while the right
driven ad-
justment sun gear 204RF and the right driven guide cone 251RF are assembled in
a
left-handed screw manner.
[264] The left adjustment main gear 202L and the right adjustment main gear
202R which
are integrally coupled to the adjustment main shaft 203 are rotated in a
clockwise
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direction, the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD, the right driving
adjustment sun
gear 204RD, the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF, the right driven
adjustment
sun gear 204RF are rotated in a counterclockwise direction. In this instance,
the left
driving guide cone 251LD is moved in a left direction, while the right driving
guide
cone 251RD is moved in a right direction, thereby increasing a width between
two
guide cones. The left driven guide cone 251LF is moved in a right direction,
while the
right driven guide cone 251RF is moved in a left direction, thereby reducing a
width
between two guide cones.
[265] The second planetary gear shaft 107D which is integrally coupled to
the left driving
flange gear 205LD and the right driving flange gear 205RD is rotated in a
clockwise
direction, so that a radius of the chain 105 which is meshed with the second
driving
planetary gears 104D rotating around the second driving planetary gear shaft
107D is
reduced.
[266] Meanwhile, when the left adjustment main gear 202L and the right
adjustment main
gear 202R are rotated in a counterclockwise direction, the above operation is
carried
out in a reverse manner. A width between the left driving guide cone 251LD and
the
right driving guide cone 251RD is maintained by a width of the chain 105 to
maintain
a radius of the chain 105 in a circle in the driving unit D.
[267] The second planetary gear shaft 107F which is integrally coupled to
the left driven
flange gear 205LF and the right driven flange gear 205RF is rotated in
clockwise
direction, so that a rotation radius of the chain 105 which is meshed with the
second
driven planetary gears 104F rotating around the second driven planetary gear
shaft
107F is increased.
[268] Meanwhile, when the left adjustment main gear 202L and the right
adjustment main
gear 202R are rotated in a counterclockwise direction, the above operation is
carried
out in a reverse manner. A width between the left driven guide cone 251LF and
the
right driven guide cone 251RF is maintained by a width of the chain 105 to
maintain a
radius of the chain 105 in a circle in the driven unit F.
[269] The guide cone/transmission adjustment system P1A-2 will now be
described with
reference to FIG. 27.
[270] A difference between the guide cone/transmission adjustment system
P1A-2 and the
guide cone/transmission adjustment system P1A-1 shown in FIG 26 is that the
left
driving guide cone 251LD and the right driving guide cone 251RD are assembled
to
the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD, and the left driven guide cone
251LF and
the right driven guide cone 251RF are assembled to the left driven adjustment
sun gear
204LF.
[271] The left driving guide cone 251LD and the right driven guide cone
251RF are
assembled in a left-handed screw manner, while the right driving guide cone
251RD
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and the left driven guide cone 251LF are assembled in a right-handed screw
manner.
The operation thereof is identical to that of the guide cone/transmission
adjustment
system P 1 A-1.
[272] The guide cone/transmission adjustment system P1B will now be
described with
reference to FIG. 28.
[273] The guide cone/transmission adjustment system P1B is applied to the
second em-
bodiment of the present invention, and includes the combination of the
transmission
adjustment system P1 shown in FIG. 8 and the guide cone system B shown in FIG.
19.
[274] The right driving guide cone 251RD and the left driven guide cone
251LF are
stationary. The left driving guide cone 251LD is assembled to the left driving
ad-
justment sun gear 204LD in a left-handed screw, while the right driven guide
cone
251RF is assembled to the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF in a left-
handed
screw.
[275] When the left adjustment main gear 202L is rotated in a clockwise
direction, the left
driving adjustment sun gear 204LD and the left driven adjustment sun gear
204LF are
rotated in a counterclockwise direction, and the left driving guide cone 251LD
and the
right driven guide cone 251RF are axially moved in a left direction. In this
instance, a
width between the left driving guide cone 251LD and the right driving guide
cone
251RD is increased, while a width between the left driven guide cone 251LF and
the
right driven guide cone 251RF is reduced. When the left adjustment main gear
202L is
rotated in a counterclockwise direction, the operation will be carried out in
a reverse
manner.
[276] Accordingly, a width between the left driving guide cone 251LD and
the right
driving guide cone 251RD and a width between the left driven guide cone 251LF
and
the right driven guide cone 251RF are maintained by a width of the chain 105
to
maintain a radius of the chain 105 in a circle.
[277] The guide cone/transmission adjustment system P2A will now be
described with
reference to FIG. 29.
[278] The guide cone/transmission adjustment system P2A includes the
combination of the
transmission adjustment system P2 shown in FIG. 10 and the guide cone system A

shown in FIG. 16.
[279] In the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD and the right driving
adjustment sun
gear 204RD which are integrally coupled to each other, the left driving guide
cone
251LD is assembled to the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD in a left-
handed
screw, while the right driving guide cone 251RD is assembled to the right
driving ad-
justment sun gear 204RD in a right-handed screw. In the left driven adjustment
sun
gear 204LF and the right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF which are integrally

coupled to each other, the left driven guide cone 251LF is assembled to the
left driven
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adjustment sun gear 204LF in a right-handed screw, while the right driven
guide cone
251RF is assembled to the right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF in a right-
handed
screw.
[280] When the left adjustment main gear 202L is rotated in a clockwise
direction, the left
driving adjustment sun gear 204LD and the right driving adjustment sun gear
204RD
are rotated in a counterclockwise direction, the left driving guide cone 251LD
is
axially moved in a left direction, and the right driving guide cone 251RD is
axially
moved in a right direction, thereby increasing a width between two guide
cones. Si-
multaneously, the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF and the right driven
ad-
justment sun gear 204RF are rotated in a counterclockwise direction, the left
driven
guide cone 251LF is axially moved in a right direction, and the right driven
guide cone
251RF is axially moved in a left direction, thereby reducing a width between
two guide
cones. When the left adjustment main gear 202L is rotated in a
counterclockwise
direction, the operation will be carried out in a reverse manner.
[281] The guide cone/transmission adjustment system Q1C-1 will now be
described with
reference to FIG. 30.
[282] The guide cone/transmission adjustment system Q1C-1 is applied to the
third em-
bodiment of the present invention, and also is applied to a transmission
system with a
rotating carrier, and includes the combination of the transmission adjustment
system
Q1 shown in FIG. 11 and the guide cone system C shown in FIG. 23.
[283] In the transmission adjustment system Ql, the left driving guide cone
251LD is
assembled to the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD in a left-handed
screw, while
the right driving guide cone 251RD is assembled to the right driving
adjustment sun
gear 204RD in a right-handed screw.
[284] The left driven guide cone 251LF is assembled to the left driven
adjustment sun gear
204LF in a right-handed screw, while the right driven guide cone 251RF is
assembled
to the right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF in a left-handed screw.
[285] When the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD and the right driving
adjustment
sun gear 204RD are rotated in a counterclockwise direction by the transmission
ad-
justment system Ql, the left driving guide cone 251LD is axially moved in a
left
direction, and the right driving guide cone 251RD is axially moved in a right
direction,
thereby increasing a width between two guide cones. When the left driven
adjustment
sun gear 204LF and the right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF are rotated in a
coun-
terclockwise direction, the left driven guide cone 251LF is axially moved in a
right
direction, and the right driving guide cone 251RF is axially moved in a left
direction,
thereby reducing a width between two guide cones.
[286] When the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD, the right driving
adjustment sun
gear 204RD, the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF, and the right driven ad-

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justment sun gear 204RF are rotated in a clockwise direction, the operation
will be
carried out in a reverse manner.
[287] The guide cone/transmission adjustment system Q1C-2 will now be
described with
reference to FIG. 31.
[288] The guide cone/transmission adjustment system Q1C-2 includes the
transmission ad-
justment system Q1 and the guide cone system C, and is applied to a
transmission
system with a rotating carrier.
[289] A difference between the guide cone/transmission adjustment system
Q1C-2 and the
guide cone/transmission adjustment system Q1C-1 shown in FIG. 30 is as
follows.
[290] The left driving guide cone 251LD is assembled to the left driving
adjustment sun
gear 204LD in a left-handed screw, while the right driving guide cone 251RD is

assembled to the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD in a right-handed
screw. The
left driven guide cone 251LF is assembled to the left driven adjustment sun
gear
204LF in a right-handed screw, while the right driven guide cone 251RF is
assembled
to the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF in a left-handed screw.
[291] The operation thereof is identical to that of the guide
cone/transmission adjustment
system Q1C-1.
[292] The guide cone/transmission adjustment system Q2C will now be
described with
reference to FIG. 32.
[293] The guide cone/transmission adjustment system Q2C includes the
transmission ad-
justment system Q2 shown in FIG. 13 and the guide cone system C shown in FIG.
23,
and is applied to a transmission system with a rotating carrier.
[294] In the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD and the right driving
adjustment sun
gear 204RD which are integrally coupled to each other in the transmission
adjustment
system Q2, the left driving guide cone 251LD is assembled to the left driving
ad-
justment sun gear 204LD in a left-handed screw, while the right driving guide
cone
251RD is assembled to the right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD in a right-
handed
screw. In the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF and the right driven
adjustment
sun gear 204RF which are integrally coupled to each other, the left driven
guide cone
251LF is assembled to the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF in a right-
handed
screw, while the right driven guide cone 251RF is assembled to the right
driven ad-
justment sun gear 204RF in a left-handed screw.
[295] When the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD and the right driving
adjustment
sun gear 204RD are rotated in a counterclockwise direction, the left driving
guide cone
251LD is axially moved in a left direction, and the right driving guide cone
251RD is
axially moved in a right direction, thereby increasing a width between two
guide
cones.
[296] Also, when the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF and the right
driven ad-
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justment sun gear 204RF are rotated in a counterclockwise direction, the left
driven
guide cone 251LF is axially moved in a right direction, and the right driving
guide
cone 251RF is axially moved in a left direction, thereby reducing a width
between two
guide cones.
[297] The guide cone/transmission adjustment system R 1 AC will now be
described with
reference to FIG. 33.
[298] The guide cone/transmission adjustment system R 1 AC is applied to
the transmission
adjustment system R1 shown in FIG. 14, and includes the guide cone system A in
the
driving unit D with the stationary carrier, and the guide cone system C in the
driven
unit F with the rotating carrier.
[299] In the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD and the right driving
adjustment sun
gear 204RD which are integrally coupled to each other in the transmission
adjustment
system R1, the left driving guide cone 251LD is assembled to the left driving
ad-
justment sun gear 204LD in a left-handed screw, while the right driving guide
cone
251RD is assembled to the right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD in a right-
handed
screw. In the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF and the right driven
adjustment
sun gear 204RF which are integrally coupled to each other, the left driven
guide cone
251LF is assembled to the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF in a right-
handed
screw, while the right driven guide cone 251RF is assembled to the right
driven ad-
justment sun gear 204RF in a left-handed screw. The left adjustment main gear
202L is
meshed with the driving adjustment sun gear 204LD and the left driven
adjustment
slider 233LF.
[300] When the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD and the right driving
adjustment
sun gear 204RD are rotated in a counterclockwise direction, the left driving
guide cone
251LD is axially moved in a left direction, and the right driving guide cone
251RD is
axially moved in a right direction, thereby increasing a width between two
guide
cones.
[301] Also, when the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF and the right
driven ad-
justment sun gear 204RF are rotated in a counterclockwise direction, the left
driven
guide cone 251LF is axially moved in a right direction, and the right driving
guide
cone 251RF is axially moved in a left direction, thereby reducing a width
between two
guide cones.
[302] When the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD, the right driving
adjustment sun
gear 204RD, the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF, and the right driven ad-

justment sun gear 204RF are rotated in a clockwise direction, the operation
will be
carried out in a reverse manner.
[303] The guide cone/transmission adjustment system R2AC-1 will now be
described with
reference to FIG. 34.
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[304] The guide cone/transmission adjustment system R2AC-1 includes the
transmission
adjustment system R2 shown in FIG. 15, the guide cone system A in the driving
unit
D, and the guide cone system C in the driven unit F.
[305] The left driving guide cone 251LD is assembled to the left driving
adjustment sun
gear 204LD in a left-handed screw, while the right driving guide cone 251RD is

assembled to the right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD in a right-handed
screw.
Also, the left driven guide cone 251LF is assembled to the left driven
adjustment sun
gear 204LF in a right-handed screw, while the right driven guide cone 251RF is

assembled to the right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF in a left-handed
screw. The
operation thereof is identical to that of the guide cone/transmission
adjustment system
RlAC shown in FIG. 33.
[306] The guide cone/transmission adjustment system R2AC-2 will now be
described with
reference to FIG. 35.
[307] A difference between the guide cone/transmission adjustment system
R2AC-2 and
the guide cone/transmission adjustment R2AC-1 shown in FIG. 34 is that the
right
driving guide cone 251RD is assembled to the left driving adjustment sun gear
204LD
in a right-handed screw manner, and the right driven guide cone 251RF is
assembled to
the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF in a left-handed screw manner. The
operation thereof is identical to that of the guide cone/transmission
adjustment system
RlAC shown in FIG. 33.
[308] Continuously Variable Transmission System
[309] The operation of the continuously variable transmission system may be
varied
depending upon the combination of the transmission system and the transmission
ad-
justment system, in particular, the coupling method and input/output method of
the
transmission system and the guide cone/transmission adjustment system. 32
examples(No.1 to 32) of the continuously variable transmission system are
described
hereinafter, which are described with reference to FIGs. 36 to 70. Also, three
em-
bodiments are described hereinafter in order to facilitate the understanding
of the
present invention, such as the construction. More specifically, the
continuously
variable transmission system (No.1) is the first embodiment, the continuously
variable
transmission system (No.4) is the second embodiment, and the continuously
variable
transmission system (No.9) is the third embodiment.
[310] The continuously variable transmission system (No.1) will now be
described with
reference to FIG. 36.
[311] The continuously variable transmission system (No. 1) according to
the first em-
bodiment, as shown in FIG. 37, is the combination of the transmission system I
shown
in FIG. 2 and the guide cone/transmission adjustment system P1A-1 shown in
FIG. 26.
The driving carrier shaft 102D5 and the driven carrier shaft 102F5 are
stationary, and
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the driving force is inputted to the driving sun gear 101D, and is outputted
from the
driven sun gear 101F.
[312] The continuously variable transmission system (No.2) shown in FIG.
38, is the com-
bination of the transmission system II shown in FIG. 4 and the guide
cone/transmission
adjustment system P1A-2 shown in FIG. 27. The driving carrier shaft 102DS and
the
driven carrier shaft 102FS are stationary, and the driving force is inputted
to the
driving sun gear 101D, and is outputted from the driven sun gear 101F.
[313] The continuously variable transmission system (No.3) shown in FIG.
39, is the com-
bination of the transmission system III shown in FIG. 5 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system P1A-2 shown in FIG. 27, with the driving ring
gear
106D and the driven ring gear 106F being omitted from the transmission system.
The
driving carrier shaft 102DS and the driven carrier shaft 102FS are stationary,
and the
driving force is inputted to the driving sun gear 101D, and is outputted from
the driven
sun gear 101F.
[314] The continuously variable transmission system (No.4) according to the
second em-
bodiment, as shown in FIGs. 40 and 41, is the combination of the transmission
system
IV shown in FIG. 6 and the guide cone/transmission adjustment system P1B shown
in
FIG. 28, with the driving ring gear 106D and the driven ring gear 106F being
omitted
from the transmission system. The driving carrier shaft 102DS and the driven
carrier
shaft 102FS are stationary, and the driving force is inputted to the driving
sun gear
101D, and is outputted from the driven sun gear 101F.
[315] The continuously variable transmission system (No.5) shown in FIG. 42
is the com-
bination of the transmission system III shown in FIG. 5 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system P1A-2 shown in FIG. 27, with the driving sun
gear
101D and the driven sun gear 101F being omitted from the transmission system.
The
driving carrier shaft 102DS and the driven carrier shaft 102FS are stationary,
and the
driving force is inputted to the driving ring gear 106D, and is outputted from
the driven
ring gear 106F.
[316] The continuously variable transmission system (No.6) shown in FIG. 43
is the com-
bination of the transmission system IV shown in FIG. 6 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system P1A-2 shown in FIG. 27, with the driving sun
gear
101D and the driven sun gear 101F being omitted from the transmission system.
The
driving carrier shaft 102DS and the driven carrier shaft 102FS are stationary,
and the
driving force is inputted to the driving ring gear 106D, and is outputted from
the driven
ring gear 106F.
[317] The continuously variable transmission system (No.7) shown in FIG. 44
is the com-
bination of the transmission system III shown in FIG. 5 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system P1A-2 shown in FIG. 27, with the driving ring
gear
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106D and the driven sun gear 101F being omitted from the transmission system.
The
driving carrier shaft 102DS and the driven carrier shaft 102FS are stationary,
and the
driving force is inputted to the driving sun gear 101D, and is outputted from
the driven
ring gear 106F.
[318] The continuously variable transmission system (No.8) shown in FIG. 45
is the com-
bination of the transmission system IV shown in FIG. 6 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system P1A-2 shown in FIG. 27, with the driving ring
gear
106D and the driven sun gear 101F being omitted from the transmission system.
The
driving carrier shaft 102DS and the driven carrier shaft 102FS are stationary,
and the
driving force is inputted to the driving sun gear 101D, and is outputted from
the driven
ring gear 106F.
[319] The continuously variable transmission system (No.9) according to the
third em-
bodiment of the present invention, as shown in FIGs. 46 and 47, is the
combination of
the transmission system I shown in FIG. 2 and the guide cone/transmission
adjustment
system Q1C-1 shown in FIG. 30. The driving sun gear 101D and the driven sun
gear
101F are stationary, and the driving force is inputted to the right driving
carrier
102RD, and is outputted from the right driven carrier 102RF.
[320] The continuously variable transmission system (No.10) shown in FIG.
48 is the com-
bination of the transmission system II shown in FIG. 4 and the guide
cone/transmission
adjustment system Q1C-2 shown in FIG. 31. The driving sun gear 101D and the
driven
sun gear 101F are stationary, and the driving force is inputted to the right
driving
carrier 102RD, and is outputted from the right driven carrier 102RF.
[321] The continuously variable transmission system (No.11) shown in FIG.
49 is the com-
bination of the transmission system III shown in FIG. 5 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system Q1C-2 shown in FIG. 31 with the driving ring
gear
106D and the driven ring gear 106F being omitted from the transmission system.
The
driving sun gear 101D and the driven sun gear 101F are stationary, and the
driving
force is inputted to the right driving carrier 102RD, and is outputted from
the right
driven carrier 102RF.
[322] The continuously variable transmission system (No.12) shown in FIG.
50 is the com-
bination of the transmission system IV shown in FIG. 6 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system Q1C-2 shown in FIG. 31, with the driving ring
gear
106D and the driven ring gear 106F being omitted from the transmission system.
The
driving sun gear 101D and the driven sun gear 101F are stationary, and the
driving
force is inputted to the right driving carrier 102RD, and is outputted from
the right
driven carrier 102RF.
[323] The continuously variable transmission system (No.13) shown in FIG.
51 is the com-
bination of the transmission system III shown in FIG. 5 and the guide cone/
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transmission adjustment system Q2C shown in FIG. 32. The driving ring gear
106D
and the driven ring gear 106F are stationary, and the driving force is
inputted to the
driving sun gear 101D, and is outputted from the driven sun gear 101F.
[324] The continuously variable transmission system (No.14) shown in FIG.
52 is the com-
bination of the transmission system III shown in FIG. 5 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system Q2C shown in FIG. 32. The driving sun gear 101D

and the driven sung gear 101F are stationary, and the driving force is
inputted to the
driving ring gear 106D, and is outputted from the driven ring gear 106F.
[325] The continuously variable transmission system (No.15) shown in FIG.
53 is the com-
bination of the transmission system III shown in FIG. 5 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system Q2C shown in FIG. 32. The driving ring gear
106D
and the driven sun gear 101F are stationary, and the driving force is inputted
to the
driving sun gear 101D, and is outputted from the driven ring gear 106F.
[326] The continuously variable transmission system (No.16) shown in FIG.
54 is the com-
bination of the transmission system IV shown in FIG. 6 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system Q2C shown in FIG. 32. The driving ring gear
106D
and the driven ring gear 106F are stationary, and the driving force is
inputted to the
driving sun gear 101D, and is outputted from the driven sun gear 101F.
[327] The continuously variable transmission system (No.17) shown in FIG.
55 is the com-
bination of the transmission system IV shown in FIG. 6 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system Q2C shown in FIG. 32. The driving sun gear 101D

and the driven sun gear 101F are stationary, and the driving force is inputted
to the
driving ring gear 106D, and is outputted from the driven ring gear 106F.
[328] The continuously variable transmission system (No.18) shown in FIG.
56 is the com-
bination of the transmission system IV shown in FIG. 6 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system Q2C shown in FIG. 32. The driving sun gear 101D

and the driven ring gear 106F are stationary, and the driving force is
inputted to the
driving ring gear 106D, and is outputted from the driven sun gear 101F.
[329] The continuously variable transmission system (No.19) shown in FIG.
57 is the com-
bination of the transmission system I shown in FIG. 2 and the guide
cone/transmission
adjustment system R2AC-1 shown in FIG. 34. The driving carrier shaft 102DS and
the
driven sun gear 101F are stationary, and the driving force is inputted to the
driving sun
gear 101D, and is outputted from the right driven carrier 102RF.
[330] The continuously variable transmission system (No.20) shown in FIG.
58 is the com-
bination of the transmission system II shown in FIG. 4 and the guide
cone/transmission
adjustment system R2AC-2 shown in FIG. 35. The driving carrier shaft 102DS and
the
driven sun gear 101F are stationary, and the driving force is inputted to the
driving sun
gear 101D, and is outputted from the right driven carrier 102RF.
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[331] The continuously variable transmission system (No.21) shown in FIG.
59 is the com-
bination of the transmission system III shown in FIG. 5 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system R2AC-2 shown in FIG. 35, with the driving ring
gear
106D and the driven ring gear 106F being omitted from the transmission system.
The
driving carrier shaft 102DS and the driven sun gear 101F are stationary, and
the
driving force is inputted to the driving sun gear 101D, and is outputted from
the right
driven carrier 102RF.
[332] The continuously variable transmission system (No.22) shown in FIG.
60 is the com-
bination of the transmission system III shown in FIG. 5 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system RlAC shown in FIG. 33, with the driving ring
gear
106D being omitted from the transmission system. The driving carrier shaft
102DS and
the driven ring gear 106F are stationary, and the driving force is inputted to
the driving
sun gear 101D, and is outputted from the driven sun gear 101F.
[333] The continuously variable transmission system (No.23) shown in FIG.
61 is the com-
bination of the transmission system III shown in FIG. 5 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system RlAC shown in FIG. 33, with the driving ring
gear
106D being omitted from the transmission system. The driving carrier shaft
102DS and
the driven sun gear 101F are stationary, and the driving force is inputted to
the driving
sun gear 101D, and is outputted from the driven ring gear 106F.
[334] The continuously variable transmission system (No.24) shown in FIG.
62 is the com-
bination of the transmission system III shown in FIG. 5 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system RlAC shown in FIG. 33, with the driving sun
gear
101D being omitted from the transmission system. The driving carrier shaft
102DS and
the driven sun gear 101F are stationary, and the driving force is inputted to
the driving
ring gear 106D, and is outputted from the driven ring gear 106F.
[335] The continuously variable transmission system (No.25) shown in FIG.
63 is the com-
bination of the transmission system III shown in FIG. 5 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system RlAC shown in FIG. 33, with the driving sun
gear
101D and the driven ring gear 106F being omitted from the transmission system.
The
driving carrier shaft 102DS and the driven sun gear 101F are stationary, and
the
driving force is inputted to the driving ring gear 106D, and is outputted from
the right
driven carrier 102RF.
[336] The continuously variable transmission system (No.26) shown in FIG.
64 is the com-
bination of the transmission system III shown in FIG. 5 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system RlAC shown in FIG. 33, with the driving sun
gear
101D being omitted from the transmission system. The driving carrier shaft
102DS and
the driven ring gear 106F are stationary, and the driving force is inputted to
the driving
ring gear 106D, and is outputted from the driven sun gear 101F.
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[337] The continuously variable transmission system (No.27) shown in FIG.
65 is the com-
bination of the transmission system IV shown in FIG. 6 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system R2AC-2 shown in FIG. 35, with the driving ring
gear
106D and the driven ring gear 106F being omitted from the transmission system.
The
driving carrier shaft 102DS and the driven sun gear 101F are stationary, and
the
driving force is inputted to the driving sun gear 101D, and is outputted from
the right
driven carrier 102RF.
[338] The continuously variable transmission system (No. 28) shown in FIG.
66 is the
combination of the transmission system IV shown in FIG. 6 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system RlAC shown in FIG. 33, with the driving ring
gear
106D being omitted from the transmission system. The driving carrier shaft
102DS and
the driven ring gear 106F are stationary, and the driving force is inputted to
the driving
sun gear 101D, and is outputted from the driven sun gear 101F.
[339] The continuously variable transmission system (No.29) shown in FIG.
67 is the com-
bination of the transmission system IV shown in FIG. 6 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system RlAC shown in FIG. 33, with the driving ring
gear
106D being omitted from the transmission system. The driving carrier shaft
102DS and
the driven sun gear 101F are stationary, and the driving force is inputted to
the driving
sun gear 101D, and is outputted from the driven ring gear 106F.
[340] The continuously variable transmission system (No.30) shown in FIG.
68 is the com-
bination of the transmission system IV shown in FIG. 6 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system RlAC shown in FIG. 33, with the driving sun
gear
101D being omitted from the transmission system. The driving carrier shaft
102DS and
the driven ring gear 106F are stationary, and the driving force is inputted to
the driving
ring gear 106D, and is outputted from the driven sun gear 101F.
[341] The continuously variable transmission system (No.31) shown in FIG.
69 is the com-
bination of the transmission system IV shown in FIG. 6 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system RlAC shown in FIG. 33, with the driving sun
gear
101D being omitted from the transmission system. The driving carrier shaft
102DS and
the driven sun gear 101F are stationary, and the driving force is inputted to
the driving
ring gear 106D, and is outputted from the driven ring gear 106F.
[342] The continuously variable transmission system (No.32) shown in FIG.
70 is the com-
bination of the transmission system IV shown in FIG. 6 and the guide cone/
transmission adjustment system RlAC shown in FIG. 33, with the driving sun
gear
101D and the driven ring gear 106F being omitted from the transmission system.
The
driving carrier shaft 102DS and the driven sun gear 101F are stationary, and
the
driving force is inputted to the driving ring gear 106D, and is outputted from
the right
driven carrier 102RF.
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[343] Embodiment 1
[344] The continuously variable transmission system (No.1) according to the
first em-
bodiment shown in FIG. 36 includes the transmission system I shown in FIG. 2
and the
guide cone/transmission adjustment system P1A-1 shown in FIG. 26.
[345] The continuously variable transmission system according to the first
embodiment
will now be described with reference to FIGs. 71 to 75.
[346] Transmission System
[347] The transmission system I shown in FIG. 2 is applied in this
embodiment, in which
the driving carrier shaft 102D5 and the driven carrier shaft 102F5 are
stationary, and
the driving force is inputted to the driving sun gear 101D and is outputted
from the
driven sun gear 101F. The transmission system includes, as shown in FIG. 71,
the
driving sung gear 101D, the driving carrier shaft 102DS, the first driving
planetary
gear 103D, the second driving planetary gear 104D, the second driving
planetary gear
shaft 107D, the chain 105, the second driven planetary gear 104F, the second
driven
planetary gear shaft 107F, the first driven planetary gear 103F, the driven
carrier shaft
102F5, and the driven sun gear 101F.
[348] Explaining the principle of transmission with reference to FIG. 72,
when the driving
sun gear 101D is rotated by the driving force from the engine, the first
driving
planetary gear 103D meshed with the driving sun gear 101D is rotated around
the
driving carrier shaft 102D5 in a direction opposite to the driving sun gear
101D, and
the second driving planetary gear 104D meshed with the first driving planetary
gear
103D is rotated in the same direction as the driving sun gear 101D. If the
second
driving planetary gear shaft 107D is rotated about the driving carrier shaft
102D5 by a
desired angle, the second driving planetary gear 104D meshed with the first
driving
planetary gear 103D is rotated around the first driving planetary gear 103D by
a
desired angle. Also, the chain 105 meshed with the second driving planetary
gear 104D
is rotated in the same direction as the second driving planetary gear 104D to
change a
radius of the chain 105 of the driving unit D.
[349] The chain 105 is meshed with the second driving planetary gear 104D
and the second
driven planetary gear 104F to transmit the driving force from the driving unit
D to the
driven unit F. The second driven planetary gear 104F receives the driving
force from
the chain 105, and thus is rotated in the same direction as the rotation
direction of the
chain 105. When the second driven planetary gear 107F is rotated about the
driven
carrier shaft 102F5 by a desired angle, the second driven planetary gear 104F
meshed
with the first driven planetary gear 103F is rotated around the first driven
planetary
gear 103F by a desired angle to change a radius of the chain 105 meshed with
the
second driven planetary gear 104F.
[350] The first driven planetary gear 103F is always meshed with the second
driven
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planetary gear 104F, and thus is rotated around the driven carrier shaft 102FS
in a
direction opposite to the second driven planetary gear 104F to transmit the
driving
force to the driven sun gear 101F meshed with the first driven planetary gear
103F.
[351] Summarizing the principle of transmission according to the first
embodiment with
reference to FIG. 72, the second driving planetary gear 104D is positioned in
order to
maximize a radius of the chain 105 of the driving unit D, and the second
driven
planetary gear 104F is positioned in order to minimize a radius of the chain
105 of the
driven unit F. Consequently, the speed of the driven sun gear 101F is
maximized.
When the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D and the second driven
planetary
gear shaft 107F are rotated about the driving carrier shaft 102D5 and the
driven carrier
shaft 102F5 in the same direction, the second driving planetary gear 104D
revolves
around the first driving planetary gear 103D, and the second driven planetary
gear
104F revolves around the first driven planetary gear 103F. As a result, a
radius of the
chain 105 meshed with the second driving planetary gear 104D is reduced, and a
radius
of the chain 105 meshed with the second driven planetary gear 104F is
increased,
thereby reducing a rotation speed of the output shaft. The second driving
planetary
gear 104D is positioned in order to minimize a radius of the chain 105 of the
driving
unit D, while the second driven planetary gear 104F is positioned in order to
maximize
a radius of the chain 105 of the driven unit F, thereby minimizing a rotation
speed of
the driven sun gear 101F.
[352] A continuous shift ratio can be obtained by continuously adjusting a
revolving
direction of the second driving planetary gear 104D and the second driven
planetary
gear 104F around the first driving planetary gear 103D and the first driven
planetary
gear 103F.
[353] Transmission Adjustment System
[354] The transmission adjustment system employs the guide
cone/transmission adjustment
system P1A-1 shown in FIG. 26 including the transmission adjustment system P1
shown in FIG. 8 and the guide cone system A shown in FIG. 16. The transmission
ad-
justment system P1 includes, as shown in FIG. 73, the adjustment input shaft
201, the
left adjustment main gear 202L, the right adjustment main gear 202R, the left
driving
adjustment sun gear 204LD, the left driving adjustment sun gear shaft 207LD,
the right
driving adjustment sun gear 204RD, the left driving flange gear 205LD, the
right
driving flange gear 205RD, the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF, the left
driven
adjustment sun gear shaft 207LF, the right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF,
the left
driven flange gear 205LF, and the right driven flange gear 205RF.
[355] In the transmission adjustment system Pl, the rotation force inputted
from the ad-
justment motor 301 is transmitted to the left adjustment main gear 202L
through the
adjustment input shaft 201. When the left adjustment main gear 202L and the
right ad-
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justment main gear 202R coupled to adjustment main shaft 203 are rotated in a
clockwise direction, the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD, the right
driving ad-
justment sun gear 204RD, the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF, and the
right
driven adjustment sun gear 204RF which are meshed with the left adjustment
main
gear 202L and the right adjustment main gear 202R, respectively, are rotated
in a coun-
terclockwise direction.
[356] The left driving flange gear 205LD and the right driving flange gear
205RD which
are meshed with the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD and the right
driving ad-
justment sun gear 204RD, respectively, are rotated in a clockwise direction,
and simul-
taneously, the left driven flange gear 205LF and the right driven flange gear
205RF
which are meshed with the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF and the right
driven
adjustment sun gear 204RF, respectively, are rotated in a clockwise direction.
[357] The second driving planetary gear shaft 107D which is integrally
coupled to the left
driving flange gear 205LD and the right driving flange gear 205RD, and the
second
driven planetary gear shaft 107F which is integrally coupled to the left
driven flange
gear 205LF and the right driven flange gear 205RF are rotated in a clockwise
direction
by a desired angle.
[358] In this instance, the second driving planetary gear 104D rotating
around the second
driving planetary gear shaft 107D in the driving unit D is meshed with the
first driving
planetary gear 103D, and thus revolves around the first driving planetary gear
103D,
thereby reducing a radius of the chain 105 meshed with the second driving
planetary
gear 104D. At the same time, the second driven planetary gear 104F rotating
around
the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F in the driven unit F is meshed
with the first
driven planetary gear 103F, and thus revolves around the first driven
planetary gear
103F, thereby increasing a radius of the chain 105 meshed with the second
driven
planetary gear 104F.
[359] Consequently, by adjusting the rotation of the left adjustment main
gear 202L and the
right adjustment main gear 202R in a clockwise direction, a radius of the
chain 105
meshed with the second driving planetary gear 104D in the driving unit D is
reduced,
and simultaneously, a radius of the chain 105 meshed with the second driven
planetary
gear 104F in the driven unit F is increased. By adjusting the rotation of the
left ad-
justment main gear 202L and the right adjustment main gear 202R in a counter-
clockwise direction, a radius of the chain 105 meshed with the second driving
planetary gear 104D in the driving unit D is increased, and simultaneously, a
radius of
the chain 105 meshed with the second driven planetary gear 104F in the driven
unit F
is reduced.
[360] Since a radius of the chain 105 in the driving unit D and a radius of
the chain 105 in
the driven unit F are continuously adjusted, a shift ratio or rotation force
required for
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the power transmission can be continuously obtained.
[361] Guide Cone System A
[362] The guide cone system A is applied to a transmission system with the
driving carrier
shaft 102D5 and the driven carrier shaft 102F5 being stationary. FIG. 73 shows
a left
driving guide cone 251LD, a right driving guide cone 251RD, a left driven
guide cone
251LF, and a right driven guide cone 251RF, in which the left driving guide
cone
251LD is assembled to the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD, the right
driving
guide cone 251RD is assembled to the right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD,
the
left driven guide cone 251LF is assembled to the left driven adjustment sun
gear
204LF, and the right driven guide cone 251RF is assembled to the right driven
ad-
justment sun gear 204RF.
[363] The guide cone system A will now be described with reference to FIGs.
73 and 74.
[364] The left driving guide cone 251LD and the right driven guide cone
251RF are
provided with a left-handed screw on an inner periphery thereof, while the
right
driving guide cone 251RD and the left driven guide cone 251LF are provided
with a
right-handed screw on an inner periphery thereof.
[365] Portions of the guide cones which come in contact with the chain 105
are machined
in a cone shape having a certain slope. When the second driving planetary gear
shaft
107D or the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F is moved, the guide cones
are
provided with a plurality of circular arc grooves of a certain angle so as to
prevent in-
terference of the shaft. The portion coupled to the driving carrier shaft
102D5 or the
driven carrier shaft 102F5 is provided with a guide groove, thereby preventing
rotation
of the guide cones.
[366] The right driving guide cone 251RD is assembled to the right driving
adjustment sun
gear 204RD in a right-handed screw manner, while the left driving guide cone
251LD
is assembled to the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD in a left-handed
screw
manner. The guide cones 251RD and 251LD are installed on both sides of the
chain
105 of the driving unit D to maintain the radius of the chain 105.
[367] Also, the right driven guide cone 251RF is assembled to the right
driven adjustment
sun gear 204RF in a left-handed screw manner, while the left driven guide cone
251LF
is assembled to the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF in a right-handed
screw
manner. The guide cones 251RF and 251LF are installed on both sides of the
chain 105
of the driven unit F to maintain the radius of the chain 105.
[368] When the left adjustment main gear 202L and the right adjustment main
gear 202R
which are spline-coupled to the adjustment main shaft 203 are rotated in a
clockwise
direction, the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD meshed with the left
adjustment
main gear 202L is rotated in a counterclockwise direction, while the left
driving flange
gear 205LD meshed with the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD is rotated
in a
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clockwise direction. The left driving guide cone 251LD assembled to the left
driving
adjustment sun gear 204LD in a left-handed screw manner is axially moved in a
left
direction. The right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD meshed with the right
ad-
justment main gear 202R is rotated in a counterclockwise direction, while the
right
driving flange gear 205RD meshed with the right driving adjustment sun gear
204RD
is rotated in a clockwise direction. The right driving guide cone 251RD
assembled to
the right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD in a right-handed screw manner is
axially
moved in a right direction.
[369] The left driving flange gear 205LD and the right driving flange gear
205RD are in-
tegrally coupled to the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D. The second
driving
planetary gear shaft 107D is rotated in a clockwise direction, and a radius of
the chain
105 of the driving unit D which is meshed with the second driving planetary
gear 104D
rotating around the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D is reduced. Simul-

taneously, the right driving guide cone 251RD is axially moved in a right
direction,
and the left driving guide cone 251LD is axially moved in a left direction,
thereby
widening a width between two guide cones.
[370] Accordingly, the left driving guide cone 251LD and the right driving
guide cone
251RD maintain a radius of the chain 105 in accordance with the radius of the
chain
105 of the driving unit D, with a contact width of both sides of the chain 105
being au-
tomatically maintained in a desired range.
[371] When the left adjustment main gear 202L and the right adjustment main
gear 202R
are rotated in a clockwise direction, the left driven adjustment sun gear
204LF meshed
with the left adjustment main gear 202L is rotated in a counterclockwise
direction, and
the left driven flange gear 205LF meshed with the left driven adjustment sun
gear
204LF is rotated in a clockwise direction. The left driven guide cone 251LF
assembled
to the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF in a right-handed screw manner is
axially
moved in a right direction. The right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF meshed
with
the right adjustment main gear 202R is rotated in a counterclockwise
direction, and the
right driven flange gear 205RF meshed with the right driven adjustment sun
gear
204RF is rotated in a clockwise direction. The right driven guide cone 251RF
assembled to the right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF in a left-handed screw

manner is axially moved in a left direction.
[372] The left driven flange gear 205LF and the right driven flange gear
205RF are in-
tegrally coupled to the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F. The second
driven
planetary gear shaft 107F is rotated in a clockwise direction, and a radius of
the chain
105 of the driven unit F which is meshed with the second driven planetary gear
104F
rotating around the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F is increased.
Simul-
taneously, the right driven guide cone 251RF is axially moved in a left
direction, and
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the left driven guide cone 251LF is axially moved in a right direction,
thereby reducing
a width between two guide cones.
[373] Accordingly, the left driven guide cone 251LF and the right driven
guide cone
251RF maintain a radius of the chain 105 in accordance with the radius of the
chain
105 of the driven unit F, with a contact width of both sides of the chain 105
being auto-
matically maintained in a desired range.
[374] The construction according to the first embodiment of the present
invention will be
described with reference to FIG. 75.
[375] First of all, the construction of the driving unit D will now be
described.
[376] The first driving planetary gear 103D is meshed with the driving sun
gear 101D
which is integrally coupled to the driving sun gear shaft 101DS, and the
driving sun
gear shaft 101DS is supported by a ball bearing 352 inserted in a right case
12 and a
ball bearing 351 inserted in a right case cover 11, so that the driving sun
gear 101D is
freely rotated.
[377] An oil seal 361 is mounted on the outside of the bearing 351 of the
right case cover
11 to prevent leakage between the right case cover 11 and the driving sun gear
shaft
101DS.
[378] The right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD of a hollow body is
mounted on the
outer periphery of the driving sun gear shaft 101DS. A needle bearing 341 is
in-
terposed between the driving sun gear shaft 101DS and the right driving
adjustment
sun gear 204RD, so that the driving sun gear shaft 101DS and the right driving
ad-
justment sun gear 204RD are freely rotated. A thrust bearing 321 is positioned
on left
and right sides of the right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD, and a circlip
331 is
inserted into the driving sun gear 101D in the left thrust bearing 321.
[379] The tooth portion of the right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD is
meshed with the
right driving flange gear 205RD, and the right driving adjustment sun gear
204RD and
the right driving guide cone 251RD are assembled by means of a screw. When the

right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD is rotated, the right driving guide
cone
251RD is axially moved in a left or right direction.
[380] The left driving adjustment sun gear shaft 207LD is spline-coupled to
the left case 13
in order to coincide with the center of the driving sun gear 101D, and a
circlip 332 is
mounted on an end of the left driving adjustment sun gear shaft.
[381] The left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD of a hollow body is
mounted on the
outer periphery of the left driving sun gear shaft 207LD. A needle bearing 341
is in-
terposed between the left driving sun gear shaft 207LD and the left driving
adjustment
sun gear 204LD, so that the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD is freely
rotated. A
thrust bearing 322 is positioned on left and right sides of the left driving
adjustment
sun gear 204LD, and a circlip 332 is mounted on the left driving sun gear
shaft 207LD
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in the right thrust bearing 322.
[382] The tooth portion of the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD is
meshed with the
left driving flange gear 205LD, and the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD
and the
left driving guide cone 251LD are assembled by means of a screw. When the left

driving adjustment sun gear 204LD is rotated, the left driving guide cone
251LD is
axially moved in a left or right direction.
[383] The driving carrier shaft 102DS is spline-coupled to the right case
12 and the left
case 13, and a circlip 333 is mounted on both ends of the driving carrier
shaft.
[384] The hollow first driving planetary gear 103D meshed with the driving
sun gear 101D
is mounted on the outer periphery of the driving carrier shaft 102DS. A needle
bearing
343 is interposed between the first driving planetary gear 103D and the
driving carrier
shaft 102DS, so that the first driving planetary gear 103D is freely rotated.
A thrust
bearing 329 is positioned on left and right sides of the first driving
planetary gear
103D, and a circlip 333 is mounted on the driving carrier shaft 102DS.
[385] The right driving flange gear 205RD of a hollow body is mounted on
the right outer
periphery of the driving carrier shaft 102DS. A needle bearing 342 is
interposed
between the driving carrier shaft 102DS and the right driving flange gear
205RD, so
that the right driving flange gear 205RD is freely rotated. A thrust bearing
323 is po-
sitioned on left and right sides of the right driving flange gear 205RD, and a
circlip 333
is mounted on the driving carrier shaft 102DS in the left thrust bearing.
[386] The left driving flange 205LD of a hollow body is mounted on the left
outer
periphery of the driving carrier shaft 102DS. A needle bearing 342 is
interposed
between the driving carrier shaft 102DS and the left driving flange gear
205LD, so that
the left driving flange gear 205LD is freely rotated. A thrust bearing 323 is
positioned
on left and right sides of the left driving flange gear 205LD, and a circlip
333 is
mounted on the driving carrier shaft 102DS in the right thrust bearing.
[387] The second driving planetary gear shaft 107D is spline-coupled to the
left driving
flange gear 205LD and the right driving flange gear 205RD, and a clip 334 is
mounted
on both ends of the second driving planetary gear shaft.
[388] The hollow second driving planetary gear 104D is mounted on the outer
periphery of
the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D. A needle bearing 344 is
interposed
between the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D and the second driving
planetary
gear 104D, so that the second driving planetary gear 104D is freely rotated. A
thrust
bearing 324 is positioned on left and right sides of the second driving
planetary gear
104D, and a circlip 334 is mounted on the second driving planetary gear shaft
107D.
[389] The second driving planetary gear 104D is meshed with the first
driving planetary
gear 103D, and the chain 105 is meshed with the second driving planetary gear
104D.
[390] The second driving planetary gear 104D is meshed with the first
driving planetary
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gear 103D to receive the rotation force. The second driving planetary gear
104D is
rotated around the outer periphery of the second driving planetary gear shaft
107D, and
also revolves around the first driving planetary gear 103D when the left
driving flange
gear 205LD and the right driving flange gear 205RD are rotated by a desired
angle. In
this instance, a radius of the chain 105 meshed with the second driving
planetary gear
104D is changed to perform the shift of the driving unit.
[391] When the chain 105 is rotated around the second driving planetary
gear 104D, the
right driving guide cone 251RD and the left driving guide cone 251LD are
installed on
both sides of the chain 105 so that a radius of the chain 105 is maintained at
the center
thereof.
[392] The construction of the driven unit F will now be described.
[393] The driven sun gear shaft 101FS integrally coupled to the driven sun
gear 101F is
supported by the ball bearing 352 inserted in the right case 12 and the ball
bearing 351
inserted in the right case cover 11, so that the driven sun gear shaft 101FS
is freely
rotated.
[394] An oil seal 362 is mounted on the outside of the bearing 351 of the
right case cover
11 to prevent leakage between the right case cover 11 and the driven sun gear
101F.
[395] The right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF of a hollow body is
mounted on the
outer periphery of the driven sun gear shaft 101FS. A needle bearing 341 is
interposed
between the driven sun gear shaft 101FS and the right driven adjustment sun
gear
204RF, so that the driven sun gear shaft 101FS and the right driven adjustment
sun
gear 204RF are freely rotated. The thrust bearing 321 is positioned on left
and right
sides of the right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF, and the circlip 331 is
mounted on
the driven sun gear 101F in the left thrust bearing 321.
[396] The tooth portion of the right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF is
meshed with the
right driven flange gear 205RF, and the right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF
and
the right driven guide cone 251RF are assembled by means of a screw. When the
right
driven adjustment sun gear 204RF is rotated, the right driven guide cone 251RF
is
axially moved in a left or right direction.
[397] The left driven adjustment sun gear shaft 207LF is spline-coupled to
the left case 13
in order to coincide with the center of the driven sun gear 101F, and a
circlip 332 is
mounted on an end of the left driven adjustment sun gear shaft 207LF.
[398] The left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF of a hollow body is mounted
on the outer
periphery of the left driven sun gear shaft 207LF. A needle bearing 341 is
interposed
between the left driven sun gear shaft 207LF and the left driven adjustment
sun gear
204LF, so that the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF is freely rotated. A
thrust
bearing 322 is positioned on left and right sides of the left driven
adjustment sun gear
204LF, and a circlip 332 is mounted on left driven sun gear shaft 207LF in the
right
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thrust bearing 322.
[399] The tooth portion of the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF is
meshed with the
left driven flange gear 205LF, and the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF
and the
left driven guide cone 251LF are assembled by means of a screw. When the left
driven
adjustment sun gear 204LF is rotated, the left driven guide cone 251LF is
axially
moved in a left or right direction.
[400] The driven carrier shaft 102FS is spline-coupled to the right case 12
and the left case
13, and the circlip 333 is mounted on both ends of the driven carrier shaft.
[401] The first driven planetary gear 103F meshed with the driven sun gear
101F is
assembled to the center portion of the outer periphery of the driven carrier
shaft 102FS.
A needle bearing 343 is interposed between the driven carrier shaft 102FS and
the first
driven planetary gear 103F, so that the first driven planetary gear 103F is
freely
rotated. A thrust bearing 329 is positioned on left and right sides of the
first driven
planetary gear 103F, and a circlip 333 is mounted on the driven carrier shaft
102FS.
[402] The left driven flange 205LF of a hollow body meshed with the left
driven ad-
justment sun gear 204LF is mounted on the left outer periphery of the driven
carrier
shaft 102FS. The needle bearing 342 is interposed between the driven carrier
shaft
102FS and the left driven flange gear 205LF, so that the left driven flange
gear 205LF
is freely rotated. The thrust bearing 323 is positioned on left and right
sides of the left
driven flange gear 205LF, and the circlip 333 is mounted on the driven carrier
shaft
102FS.
[403] The right driven flange 205RF of a hollow body meshed with the right
driven ad-
justment sun gear 204RF is mounted on the right outer periphery of the driven
carrier
shaft 102FS. The needle bearing 342 is interposed between the driven carrier
shaft
102FS and the right driven flange gear 205RF, so that the right driven flange
gear
205RF is freely rotated. The thrust bearing 323 is positioned on left and
right sides of
the right driven flange gear 205RF, and the circlip 333 is mounted on the
driven carrier
shaft 102FS.
[404] The second driven planetary gear shaft 107F is spline-coupled to the
left driven
flange gear 205LF and the right driven flange gear 205RF, and the clip 334 is
mounted
on the both ends of the second driven planetary gear shaft.
[405] The second driven planetary gear 104F meshed with the first driven
planetary gear
103F is mounted on the outer periphery of the second driven planetary gear
shaft 107F.
The needle bearing 344 is interposed between the second driven planetary gear
shaft
107F and the second driven planetary gear 104F, so that the second driven
planetary
gear 104F is freely rotated. The thrust bearing 324 is positioned on left and
right sides
of the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F, and the circlip 334 is mounted
on the
second driven planetary gear shaft 107F.
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[406] The chain 105 is meshed with the second driven planetary gear 104F.
[407] The second driven planetary gear 104F receives the rotation force
from the chain
105, and is rotated around the outer periphery of the second driven planetary
gear shaft
107F. When the right driven flange gear 205RF and the left driven flange gear
205LF
are rotated by a desired angle, the second driven planetary gear 104F revolves
around
the first driven planetary gear 103F.
[408] In this instance, a radius of the chain 105 meshed with the second
driven planetary
gear 104F is changed to perform the shift of the driven unit. The second
driven
planetary gear 104F transmits the rotation force to the first driven planetary
gear 103F,
and the first driven planetary gear 103F transmits the rotation force to the
driven sun
gear 101F.
[409] When the chain 105 is rotated around the second driven planetary gear
104F, the
right driven guide cone 251RF and the left driven guide cone 251LF come in
contact
with both sides of the chain 105 so that a radius of the chain 105 is
maintained at the
center thereof.
[410] At the center of the driving unit D and driven unit F, the needle
bearing 345 is
inserted into the left case cover 14, while the needle bearing 346 is inserted
into the
right case 12. The adjustment main shaft 203 is inserted into the needle
bearing 345
and the needle bearing 346, so that the adjustment main shaft 203 is freely
rotated.
[411] The thrust bearing 328 is mounted on the right end of the adjustment
main shaft 203,
and the circlip 335 is mounted on the adjustment main shaft 203.
[412] The right adjustment main gear 202R is spline-coupled to the right
portion of the ad-
justment main shaft 203, and the right adjustment main gear 202R is meshed
with the
right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD and the right driven adjustment sun
gear
204RF.
[413] A thrust bearing 327 is mounted on the outer periphery of the
adjustment main shaft
203 between the right adjustment main gear 202R and the right case 12.
[414] The left adjustment main gear 202L is spline-coupled to the left
portion of the ad-
justment main shaft 203, and the left adjustment main gear 202L is meshed with
the
left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD and the left driven adjustment sun gear
204LF.
[415] A thrust bearing 326 is mounted between the left adjustment main gear
202L and the
left case 13.
[416] The tooth portion of the left adjustment main gear 202L is meshed
with the ad-
justment input gear 201, and a ball bearing 354 is interposed between the
shaft of the
adjustment input gear 201 and the left case cover 14. An oil seal 363 is
inserted into
the left case cover 14 at the left side of the ball bearing 354 to prevent
leakage of oil.
[417] The thrust bearing 321 is interposed between the adjustment input
gear 201 and the
left case cover 14. The adjustment input gear 201 is coupled to the output
shaft of the
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adjustment motor 301 to receive the rotation force.
[418] The right case 12 and the right case cover 11 are assembled by means
of a bolt 311,
and the right case 12 and the left case 13 are assembled by means of a bolt
312, while
the left case 13 and the left case cover 14 are assembled by means of a bolt
313. The
adjustment motor 301 is fixed to the left case cover 14 by means of a bolt
314.
[419] Oil is introduced into the case to prevent wearing of elements.
[420] Embodiment 2
[421] The continuously variable transmission system (No.4) shown in FIG. 40
includes the
transmission system IV shown in FIG. 6 and the guide cone/transmission
adjustment
system P1B shown in FIG. 28.
[422] The continuously variable transmission system according to the second
embodiment
will now be described with reference to FIGs. 76 to 84.
[423] Transmission System
[424] The transmission system IV shown in FIG. 6 is applied in this
embodiment, in which
the driving carrier shaft 102D5 and the driven carrier shaft 102F5 are
stationary, and
the driving force is inputted to the driving sun gear 101D and is outputted
from the
driven sun gear 101F. The transmission system includes, as shown in FIG. 76,
the
driving sung gear 101D, the driving carrier shaft 102DS, the first driving
planetary
gear 103D, the second driving planetary gear 104D, the second driving
planetary gear
shaft 107D, the chain 105, the second driven planetary gear 104F, the second
driven
planetary gear shaft 107F, the first driven planetary gear 103F, the driven
carrier shaft
102F5, and the driven sun gear 101F. The first driving planetary gear 103D,
the second
driving planetary gear 104D, the first driven planetary gear 103F, and the
second
driven planetary gear 104F are composed of plural rows of step or long pinions
which
are meshed in plural as shown in drawings.
[425] Explaining the principle of transmission with reference to FIG. 77,
when the driving
sun gear 101D is rotated by the driving force from the engine, the first
driving
planetary gear 103D meshed with the driving sun gear 101D is rotated around
the
stationary driving carrier shaft 102D5 in a direction opposite to the driving
sun gear
101D, and the second driving planetary gear 104D which is meshed with a left
row of
pinion in the first driving planetary gear 103D, which is not meshed with the
driving
sun gear 101D, is rotated in the same direction as the driving sun gear 101D.
[426] The chain 105 with teeth is meshed with the left row of pinion in the
second
planetary gear 104D which is not meshed with the first driving planetary gear
103D.
[427] If the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D is continuously
rotated about the
driving carrier shaft 102D5 by a desired angle, the second driving planetary
gear 104D
meshed with the first driving planetary gear 103D revolves around the first
driving
planetary gear 103D. Also, the chain 105 meshed with the second driving
planetary
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gear 104D is rotated in the same direction as the second driven planetary gear
104F to
change a radius of the chain 105 of the driving unit D. The chain 105 is
meshed with
the second driving planetary gear 104D and the second driven planetary gear
104F to
transmit the driving force from the driving unit D to the driven unit F.
[428] The second driven planetary gear 104F receives the driving force from
the chain 105,
and thus is rotated in the same direction as the rotation direction of the
chain 105. If the
first driven planetary gear 103F is meshed with the second driven planetary
gear 104F
which is not meshed with the chain 105, the first driven planetary gear 103F
is rotated
in a direction opposite to the second driven planetary gear 104F.
[429] If the driven sun gear 101F is meshed with the right row of pinion in
the first driven
planetary gear 103F which is not meshed with the second driven planetary gear
104F,
the driven sun gear 101F is rotated in the same direction as the driving sun
gear 101D.
[430] When the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F is continuously
rotated around the
driven carrier 102FS by a desired angle, the second driven planetary gear 104F
meshed
with the first driven planetary gear 103F revolves around the first driven
planetary gear
103F to change a radius of the chain 105 meshed with the second driven
planetary gear
104F.
[431] The principle of transmission according to the second embodiment is
identical to that
of the first embodiment, except that the chain 105 meshed with the second
driving
planetary gear 104D and the second driven planetary gear 104F is free from in-
terference with the first driving planetary gear 103D and the first driven
planetary gear
103F to significantly change a radius of the chain 105 of the driving unit D
and a
radius of the chain 105 of the driven A.
[432] More specifically, it can increase a shift ratio of the driving unit
and the driven unit,
and can apply various shapes of teeth of the chain 105, the second driving
planetary
gear 104D and the second driven planetary gear 104F.
[433] Transmission Adjustment System
[434] The transmission adjustment system employs the guide
cone/transmission adjustment
system P1B shown in FIG. 28 including the transmission adjustment system P1
shown
in FIG. 8 and the guide cone system B shown in FIG. 19.
[435] The principle and function of the transmission adjustment according
to the second
embodiment are identical to those of the transmission adjustment system P1
according
to the first embodiment.
[436] The guide cone system B according to the second embodiment will now
be
described.
[437] The guide cone system B is applied to a transmission system in which
the driving
carrier shaft 102D5 and the driven carrier shaft 102F5 are stationary. FIGs.
78 to 80
show the left driving guide cone 251LD, the right driving guide cone 251RD,
the left
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driven guide cone 251LF, and the right driven guide cone 251RF, in which the
right
driving guide cone 251RD and the left driven guide cone 251LF are stationary.
The
left driving guide cone 251LD is assembled to the left driving adjustment sun
gear
204LD, and the right driven guide cone 251RF is assembled to the left driven
ad-
justment sun gear 204LF.
[438] Referring to FIGs. 79 and 80, the left driving guide cone 251LD and
the right driven
guide cone 251RF are provided with a left-handed screw on an inner periphery
thereof.
[439] Portions of the left driving guide cone 251LD, the right driving
guide cone 251RD,
the left driven guide cone 251LF, and the right driven guide cone 251RF which
come
in contact with the chain 105 are machined in a cone shape having a certain
slope. The
left driving guide cone 251LD and the left driven guide cone 251LF are
provided with
a plurality of circular arc shape grooves of a certain angle with respect to
axes of the
left driving flange gear shaft 206LD and the left driven flange gear shaft
206LF, re-
spectively. The groove has a size larger than a diameter of the second
planetary gear
shafts 107D and 107F so as to prevent interference of the second planetary
gear shafts
107D and 107F.
[440] The left driving guide cone 251LD is provided with a groove, so that
it is assembled
to the driving guide bar 252D to move axially.
[441] The right driving guide cone 251RD and the right driven guide cone
251RF are
provided with a plurality of circular arc shape grooves of a desired angle
with respect
to axes of the driving carrier shaft 102DS and the driven carrier shaft 102FS,
re-
spectively. The groove has a size larger than a diameter of the second
planetary gears
104D and 104F, so that the second planetary gears 104D and 104F are free from
in-
terference when they revolve around the first planetary gear 103D and 103F.
[442] The right driven guide cone 251RF is provided with a groove, so that
it is assembled
to the driven guide bar 252F to move axially.
[443] Referring to 78, the right driving guide cone 251RD is spline-coupled
to a center
case 15, while the left driving guide cone 251LD is assembled to the left
driving ad-
justment sun gear 204LD in a left-handed screw manner. The right driving guide
cone
251RD and the left driving guide cone 251LD are installed on both sides of the
chain
105 of the driving unit D to maintain the radius of the chain 105.
[444] The left driven guide cone 251LF is spline-coupled to the left case
13, while the right
driven guide cone 251RF is assembled to the left driven adjustment sun gear
204LF in
a left-handed screw manner. The guide cones 251RF and 251LF are installed on
both
sides of the chain 105 of the driven unit F to maintain the radius of the
chain 105.
[445] When the left adjustment main gear 202L is rotated in a clockwise
direction, the left
driving adjustment sun gear 204LD is rotated in a counterclockwise direction.
The left
driving guide cone 251LD assembled to the left driving adjustment sun gear
204LD in
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a left-handed screw manner is axially moved in a left direction. Since the
right driving
guide cone 251RD is spline-coupled to the center case 15, a width between the
left
driving guide cone 251LD and the right driving guide cone 251RD is increased.
[446] Accordingly, as a radius of the chain 105 of the driving unit D is
varied, the left
driving guide cone 251LD and the right driving guide cone 251RD maintain a
radius of
the chain 105, with a contact width of both sides of the chain 105 being
automatically
maintained in a desired range.
[447] When the left adjustment main gear 202L is rotated in a clockwise
direction, the right
driven guide cone 251RF assembled to the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF
in a
left-handed screw manner is axially moved in a left direction. Since the left
driven
guide cone 251LF is spline-coupled to the left case 13, a width between the
left driven
guide cone 251LF and the right driven guide cone 251RF is reduced.
[448] Accordingly, as a radius of the chain 105 of the driven unit F is
varied, the left driven
guide cone 251LF and the right driven guide cone 251RF maintain a radius of
the
chain 105, with a contact width of both sides of the chain 105 being
automatically
maintained in a desired range.
[449] The construction according to the second embodiment of the present
invention will
be described with reference to FIG. 81.
[450] First of all, the construction of the driving unit D will now be
described.
[451] The first driving planetary gear 103D is meshed with the outer
portion of the driving
sun gear 101D, and the driving sun gear shaft 101DS integrally formed with the

driving sun gear 101D is supported by a ball bearing 352 inserted in a right
case 12 and
a ball bearing 351 inserted in a right case cover 11, so that the driving sun
gear shaft
101DS is freely rotated. The thrust bearing 321 is interposed between the
driving sun
gear shaft 101DS and the right case 12.
[452] The oil seal 361 is mounted on the outside of the bearing 351 of the
right case cover
11 to prevent leakage between the right case cover 11 and the driving sun gear
shaft
101DS.
[453] The right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD of a hollow body is
mounted on the
outer periphery of the driving sun gear shaft 101DS. A needle bearing 341 is
in-
terposed between the driving sun gear shaft 101DS and the right driving
adjustment
sun gear 204RD, so that the driving sun gear shaft 101DS and the right driving
ad-
justment sun gear 204RD are freely rotated. A thrust bearing 321 is positioned
on left
and right sides of the right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD, and a circlip
331 is
inserted into the driving sun gear 101D in the right thrust bearing 321.
[454] The tooth portion of the right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD is
meshed with the
right driving flange gear 205RD. The driving carrier shaft 102D5 is spline-
coupled to
the center case 15, and is inserted into the right case 12.
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[455] On the outer periphery of the driving carrier shaft 102DS between the
center case 15
and the right case 12, the first driving planetary gear 103D is meshed with
the driving
sun gear 101D. The thrust bearing 329 is provided on left and right sides of
the first
driving planetary gear 103D, and the needle bearing 343 is interposed between
the first
driving planetary gear 103D and the driving carrier shaft 102DS.
[456] On the right side of the right case 12, the right driving flange gear
205RD is
assembled to the outer periphery of the driving carrier shaft 102DS, and the
needle
bearing 342 is interposed between the driving carrier shaft 102DS and the
driving
flange gear 205RD. The thrust bearing 323 is provided on left and right sides
of the
right driving flange gear 205RD, and a circlip 333 is mounted on the driving
carrier
shaft 102DS at the right thrust bearing 323.
[457] A ball bearing 353 is mounted on the left case 13 in order to
coincide with the center
of the driving sun gear 101D, and the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD
is
installed in the inner periphery of the ball bearing 353. The thrust bearing
322 is
provided on left and right sdies of the ball bearing 353, and a circlip 332 is
mounted on
the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD at the right thrust bearing 322.
[458] The left tooth portion of the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD
is meshed with
the left driving flange gear 205LD, and the right tooth portion thereof is
assembled to
the left driving guide cone 251LD by means of a screw. When the left driving
ad-
justment sun gear 204LD is rotated, the left driving guide cone 251LD is
axially
moved in left and right directions.
[459] The right driving guide cone 251RD is spline-coupled to the center
case 15 to
coincide with the center of the driving sun gear 101D, and the clip 332 is
mounted on
the right driving guide cone 251RD.
[460] The left driving flange gear shaft 206LD is fixed to the left case 13
in order to
coincide with the center of the driving carrier shaft 102DS. The left driving
flange gear
205LD is meshed with the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD and is
assembled to
the left driving flange gear shaft 206LD. The needle bearing 342 is interposed
between
the left driving flange gear shaft 206LD and the left driving flange gear
205LD so that
the left driving flange gear 205LD is freely rotated. The thrust bearing 323
is provided
on left and right sides of the left driving flange gear 205LD, and the circlip
333 is
mounted on the left driving flange gear shaft 206LD at the left thrust bearing
323.
[461] Both ends of the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D are spline-
coupled to the
left driving flange gear 205LD and the right driving flange gear 205RD, and
the circlip
334 is mounted on the both ends.
[462] The right row of pinion in the second driving planetary gear 104D is
meshed with the
left row of pinion in the first driving planetary gear 103D which is not
meshed with the
first driving planetary gear 103D and the driving sun gear 101D, and then is
assembled
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to the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D.
[463] The needle bearing 344 is interposed between the second driving
planetary gear shaft
107D and the second driving planetary gear 104D, so that the second driving
planetary
gear 104D is freely rotated. The thrust bearing 324 is provided on left and
right sides
of the second driving planetary gear 104D, and the circlip 334 is mounted on
the
second driving planetary gear shaft 107D.
[464] The chain 105 is meshed with the left row of pinion in the second
driving planetary
gear 104D. The right driving guide cone 251RD is fixed at the right side of
the chain
105, and at the left side of the chain 105 the left driving guide cone 251LD
is axially
moved in left and right directions to maintain a radius of the chain 105.
[465] When the left driving flange gear 205LD and the right driving flange
gear 205RD are
rotated by a desired angle, the second driving planetary gear 104D and the
second
driving planetary gear shaft 107D are rotated by a desired angle. The left
case 13, the
left driving guide cone 251LD, the right driving guide cone 251RD, the center
case 15,
and the right case 12 are provided with a groove so that the second driving
planetary
gear 104D and the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D are rotated to be
free from
the interference.
[466] According to the principle of transmission, the driving sun gear 101D
transmits the
rotation force to the first driving planetary gear 103D rotating about the
driving carrier
shaft 102DS, and the second driving planetary gear 104D meshed with the first
driving
planetary gear 103D is rotated about the second driving planetary gear shaft
107D and
revolves around the first driving planetary gear 103D.
[467] In this instance, since a revolving radius of the second driving
planetary gear 104D is
changed, a radius of the chain 105 meshed with the second driving planetary
gear
104D is changed to continuously change a shift ratio of the driving unit.
[468] A difference between the embodiments 1 and 2 is that the right row of
pinion in the
second planetary gear 104D, which is not meshed with the right row of pinion
in the
first driving planetary gear 103D and the driving sun gear 101D, is meshed
with the
left row of pinion in the first driving planetary gear 103D, and thus revolves
around the
first planetary gear 103D. Since the interference with the second driving
planetary gear
104D and the driving sun gear 101D is prevented, a revolving angle of the
second
driving planetary gear 104D around the first driving planetary gear 103D can
be
increased. If the revolving angle is increased, a change width of the radius
of the chain
105 which is meshed with the second driving planetary gear 104D is increased.
That is,
a shift range can be increased. The left row of pinion in the second driving
planetary
gear 104D meshed with the chain 105 is independent of the right row of pinion
which
is meshed with the first driving planetary gear 103D, so that a kind and
design of the
chain 105 can be applied to various applications.
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[469] The construction of the driven unit F will now be described. The
driven sun gear
shaft 101FS integrally coupled to the driven sun gear 101F is supported by the
ball
bearing 352 inserted in the right case 12 and the ball bearing 351 inserted in
the right
case cover 11, so that the driven sun gear shaft 101FS is freely rotated. The
thrust ball
bearing 321 is interposed between the driven sun gear shaft 101FS and the
right case
12. The right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF of a hollow body is mounted on
the
outer periphery of the driven sun gear shaft 101FS. A needle bearing 341 is
interposed
between the driven sun gear shaft 101FS and the right driven adjustment sun
gear
204RF, so that the driven sun gear shaft 101FS and the right driven adjustment
sun
gear 204RF are freely rotated. The thrust bearing 321 is positioned on left
and right
sides of the right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF, and the circlip 331 is
mounted on
the driven sun gear 101F in the left thrust bearing 321.
[470] The left driven guide cone 251LF is spline-coupled to the left case
13 in order to
coincide with the center of the driven sun gear 101F, and the needle bearing
341 is
inserted into the center case 15.
[471] The ball bearing 354 is inserted into the inside of the left driven
guide cone 251LF,
and the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF is interposed into the inner
periphery of
the ball bearing 354 and the needle bearing 341, so that the left driven
adjustment sun
gear 204LF is freely rotated.
[472] The thrust bearing 321 is positioned on the left side of the ball
bearing 354, while the
thrust bearing 322 is positioned on the right side thereof. The circlip 331 is
mounted on
the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF at the thrust bearing 322. The
thrust bearing
322 is positioned on left and right sides of the needle bearing 341, and the
circlip 332
is mounted on the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF.
[473] The right driven guide cone 251RF is assembled to the left driven
adjustment sun
gear 204LF by means of a screw. The driven guide bar 252F is spline-coupled to
the
left case 13 and the center case 15, and the circlip 334 is mounted on both
ends thereof.
When the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF is rotated, the right driven
guide cone
251RF is not rotated by the driven guide bar 252F, but is moved in a left or
right
direction.
[474] The driven carrier shaft 102FS is spline-coupled to the center case
15, and is inserted
into the right case 12, and the circlip 333 is mounted on the driven carrier
shaft 102F.
[475] On the outer periphery of the driven carrier shaft 102FS between the
center case 15
and the right case 12, the first driven planetary gear 103F is meshed with the
driven
sun gear 101F. The thrust bearing 329 is provided on left and right sides of
the first
driven planetary gear 103F, and the needle bearing 343 is interposed between
the first
driven planetary gear 103F and the driven carrier shaft 102FS, so that the
first driven
planetary gear 103F is freely rotated.
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[476] On the right side of the right case 12, the hollow right driven
flange gear 205RF is
assembled to the outer periphery of the driven carrier shaft 102FS, and the
needle
bearing 342 is interposed between the driven carrier shaft 102FS and the right
driven
flange gear 205RF, so that the right driven flange gear 205RF is freely
rotated. The
thrust bearing 329 is provided on left and right sides of the right driven
flange gear
205RF, and a circlip 333 is mounted on the driven carrier shaft 102FS at the
right
thrust bearing 329.
[477] The left driven flange gear shaft 206LF is fixed to the left case 13
in order to
coincide with the center of the driven carrier shaft 102FS. The left driven
flange gear
205LF is meshed with the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF and is
assembled to
the left driven flange gear shaft 206LF. The needle bearing 342 is interposed
between
the left driven flange gear shaft 206LF and the left driven flange gear 205LF
so that the
left driven flange gear 205LF is freely rotated. The thrust bearing 329 is
provided on
left and right sides of the left driven flange gear 205LF, and the circlip 333
is mounted
on the left driven flange gear shaft 206LF at the left thrust bearing 323.
[478] Both ends of the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F are spline-
coupled to the
left driven flange gear 205LF and the right driven flange gear 205RF, and the
circlip
334 is mounted on the both ends.
[479] The right row of pinion in the second driven planetary gear 104F is
meshed with the
left row of pinion in the first driven planetary gear 103F is not meshed with
the first
driven planetary gear 103F and the driven sun gear 101F, and then is assembled
to the
second driven planetary gear shaft 107F.
[480] The needle bearing 344 is interposed between the second driven
planetary gear shaft
107F and the second driven planetary gear 104F, and the thrust bearing 324 is
provided
on left and right sides of the second driven planetary gear 104F. The circlip
334 is
mounted on the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F.
[481] The chain 105 is meshed with the left row of pinion in the second
driven planetary
gear 104F. The left driven guide cone 251LF is fixed at the left side of the
chain 105,
and at the right side of the chain 105 the right driven guide cone 251RF is
axially
moved in left and right directions to maintain a radius of the chain 105.
[482] When the left driven flange gear 205LF and the right driven flange
gear 205RF are
rotated by a desired angle, the second driven planetary gear 104F and the
second
driven planetary gear shaft 107F are rotated by a desired angle. The left case
13, the
left driven guide cone 251LF, the right driven guide cone 251RF, the center
case 15,
and the right case 12 are provided with a groove so that the second driven
planetary
gear 104F and the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F are rotated to be
free from
the interference.
[483] According to the principle of transmission, the second driven
planetary gear 104F
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meshed with the chain 105 is rotated about the second driven planetary gear
shaft
107F. The second driven planetary gear 104F is meshed with the first driven
planetary
gear 103F and revolves around the first driven planetary gear 103F. In this
instance, a
radius of the chain 105 meshed with the second driven planetary gear 104F is
changed
to perform the shift of the driven unit.
[484] At the center of the driving unit D and driven unit F, the left case
13 is provided with
the ball bearing 355, while the right case 12 is provided with the ball
bearing 355. The
adjustment main shaft 203 is inserted into the ball bearings 355, so that the
adjustment
main shaft 203 is freely rotated.
[485] The right adjustment main gear 202R is spline-coupled to the right
portion of the ad-
justment main shaft 203, and the circlip 335 is mounted on the adjustment main
shaft
203. The right adjustment main gear 202R is meshed with the right driving
adjustment
sun gear 204RD and the right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF.
[486] A thrust bearing 327 is mounted on the outer periphery of the
adjustment main shaft
203 between the right adjustment main gear 202R and the right case 12.
[487] The left adjustment main gear 202L is spline-coupled to the left
portion of the ad-
justment main shaft 203, and the circlip 335 is mounted on the adjustment main
shaft
203. The left adjustment main gear 202L is meshed with the left driving
adjustment
sun gear 204LD and the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF.
[488] A thrust bearing 326 is mounted between the left adjustment main gear
202L and the
left case 13.
[489] The left tooth portion of the left adjustment main gear 202L is
meshed with the ad-
justment input gear 201, and a needle bearing 342 is interposed between the
shaft of
the adjustment input gear 201 and the left case cover 14. The thrust bearing
321 is
mounted on left and right sides of the needle bearing 342, and the circlip 334
is
mounted on the shaft of the adjustment input gear 201 at the left thrust
bearing 321.
[490] The adjustment input gear 201 is coupled to the output shaft of the
adjustment motor
301 to receive the rotation force.
[491] The right case 12 and the right case cover 11 are assembled by means
of a bolt 311,
while the right case 12 and the center case cover 15 are assembled by means of
a bolt
312. The left case 13 and the center case 15 are assembled by means of a bolt
315,
while the left case 13 and the left case cover 14 are assembled by means of a
bolt 313.
The adjustment motor 301 is fixed to the left case cover 14 by means of a bolt
314.
[492] Oil is introduced into the case to prevent wearing of elements.
[493] Embodiment 3
[494] The continuously variable transmission system (No.9) according to the
third em-
bodiment shown in FIG. 46 includes the transmission system I shown in FIG. 2
and the
guide cone/transmission adjustment system Q1C-1 shown in FIG. 30.
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[495] The continuously variable transmission system according to the third
embodiment
will now be described with reference to FIGs. 85 to 95.
[496] Transmission System
[497] The transmission system I shown in FIG. 2 is applied in this
embodiment, in which
the driving sun gear 101D and the driven sun gear 101F are stationary, and the
driving
force is inputted to the right driving carrier 102RD and is outputted from the
right
driven carrier 102RF. The transmission system includes, as shown in FIG. 85,
the
driving sung gear 101D, the driving carrier shaft 102DS, the right driving
carrier
102RD, the left driving carrier102LD, the first driving planetary gear 103D,
the second
driving planetary gear 104D, the chain 105, the second driving planetary gear
shaft
107D, the second driven planetary gear 104F, the second driven planetary gear
shaft
107F, the first driven planetary gear 103F, the left driven carrier 102LF, the
right
driven carrier 102RF, the driven carrier shaft 102F5, the driven sun gear
101F, the
input shaft 111D, and the output shaft 111F.
[498] Explaining the principle of transmission with reference to FIG. 86,
the input shaft
111D rotates the right driving carrier 102RD by the rotation force outputted
from the
engine. The driving sun gear 101D is stationary, and the first driving
planetary gear
103D is rotated around the driving carrier shaft 102D5. The second planetary
gear
104D meshed with the first driving planetary gear 103D is rotated. The chain
105
meshed with the second driving planetary gear 104D is meshed with the second
planetary gear 104F to transmit the rotation force to the driven unit F.
[499] By continuously rotating the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D
about the
driving carrier shaft 102D5 by a desired angle, the second driving planetary
gear 104D
is meshed with the first driving planetary gear 103D and revolves around the
first
driving planetary gear 103D, so that a radius of the chain 105 meshed with the
second
driving planetary gear 104D is changed.
[500] The second driven planetary gear 104F meshed with the chain 105 is
meshed with
the first driven planetary gear 103F, and the driven sun gear 101F is
stationary, thereby
transmitting the rotation force to the output shaft 111F by the right driven
carrier
102RF.
[501] By continuously rotating the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F
about the
driven carrier shaft 102F5 by a desired angle, the second driven planetary
gear 104F is
meshed with the first driven planetary gear 103F and revolves around the first
driven
planetary gear 103F, so that a radius of the chain 105 meshed with the second
driven
planetary gear 104F is changed.
[502] The principle of transmission according to the third embodiment is
identical to that
according to the first and second embodiments, except that the input shaft
111D drives
the carrier 102 of the transmission, and the sun gear 101 of the driving unit
D and the
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driven unit F is stationary, in which the driving force is transmitted to the
driven unit F
from the driving unit D, and then is transmitted to the output shaft 111F via
the carrier
102 of the driven unit F.
[503] Transmission Adjustment System
[504] The transmission adjustment system employs the guide
cone/transmission adjustment
system Q1C-1 shown in FIG. 30 including the transmission adjustment system Q1
shown in FIG. 11 and the guide cone system C shown in FIG. 23.
[505] The transmission adjustment system Q1 is applied to the transmission
system with
rotating carrier 102, as shown in FIGs. 87 and 88.
[506] The shift method will now be described with reference to FIG. 88.
When the left ad-
justment main gear 202L is rotated by the rotation force inputted from the
adjustment
motor 301, the adjustment slider 233 meshed with the left adjustment main gear
202L
is rotated. The adjustment slider 233 is coupled to the adjustment screw 232
by means
of a screw. When the adjustment slider 233 is rotated by the left adjustment
main gear
202L, the adjustment slider 233 is moved in a left or right direction.
[507] The helical slider 234 is assembled in the adjustment slider 233
together with two ad-
justment thrust bearings 231.
[508] If the adjustment slider 233 is moved in a left or right direction,
the helical slider 234
is also moved in a left or right direction. In this instance, the adjustment
thrust bearing
231 is installed not to prevent rotation of the helical slider 234.
[509] The connection of the helical slider 234 with the carrier 102 is slid
by a spline, and
the connection of the helical slider 234 with the adjustment sun gear 204 is
composed
of a helical gear. When the helical slider 234 is rotated together with the
carrier 102
and is moved in a left or right direction, the adjustment sun gear 204 is
rotated by the
helical gear, and the flange gear 205 meshed with the adjustment sun gear 204
is
rotated about the carrier 102. The second planetary gear shaft 107 coupled to
the flange
gear 205 is rotated around the carrier 102, and the second planetary gear 104
is rotated
around the second planetary gear shaft 107, and thus revolves around the first
planetary
gear 103 meshed with the second planetary gear 104.
[510] The construction and operation of the transmission adjustment system
Q1 will now
be described with reference to FIG. 87. The rotation force is transmitted to
the ad-
justment main shaft 203 from the adjustment motor 301, and the left adjustment
main
gear 202L and the right adjustment main gear 202R which are integrally coupled
to the
adjustment main shaft 203 are rotated. Thus, the left driving adjustment
slider 233LD
and the left driven adjustment slider 233LF which are meshed with the left
adjustment
main gear 202L are rotated, and the right driving adjustment slider 233RD and
the
right driven adjustment slider 233RF which are meshed with the right
adjustment main
gear 202R are rotated.
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[511] In this instance, the adjustment slider 233 is coupled to the
adjustment screw 232 by
means of a screw, and the adjustment slider 233 is assembled together with the
helical
slider 234 and two adjustment thrust bearings 231.
[512] When the left adjustment main gear 202L and the right adjustment main
gear 202R
are rotated, a gap between the left driving slider 233LD and the right driving
ad-
justment slider 233RD is widened, and a gap between the left driven adjustment
slider
233LF and the right driven adjustment slider 23RF narrows.
[513] And, a screw direction of the left driving adjustment slider 233LD
and the right
driving adjustment slider 233RD is opposite to each other, and a screw
direction of the
left driven adjustment slider 233LF and the right driven adjustment slider
233RF is
opposite to each other. A screw direction of the left driving adjustment
slider 233LD
and the left driven adjustment slider 233LF is opposite to each other.
[514] The helical slider 234 is rotated together with the carrier 102, and
is slid in an axial
direction to rotate the adjustment sun gear 204, and thus the flange gear 205
meshed
with the adjustment sun gear 204.
[515] If the flange gear 205 is rotated, the second planetary gear 104
rotating around the
second planetary gear shaft 107 which is integrally coupled to the flange gear
205 is
meshed with the first planetary gear 103 and revolves to change a radius of
the chain
105 meshed with the second planetary gear 104.
[516] FIG. 89 is a view illustrating the assembled state of the guide cone
system C
according to the third embodiment, and FIG. 90 is a view illustrating parts of
the guide
cone system C.
[517] The guide cone system C is applied to a transmission system including
the rotating
carrier 102. As shown in FIG. 89, the left driving guide cone 251LD is
assembled to
the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD in a left-handed screw manner,
while the
right driving guide cone 251RD is assembled to the right driving adjustment
sun gear
204RD in a right-handed screw manner, so that the guide cones 251LD and 251RD
are
installed on both sides of the chain 105 of the driving unit D.
[518] The left driven guide cone 251LF is assembled to the left driven
adjustment sun gear
204LF in a right-handed screw manner, while the right driven guide cone 251RF
is
assembled to the right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF in a left-handed screw

manner, so that the guide cones 251LF and 251RF are installed on both sides of
the
chain 105 of the driven unit D.
[519] As shown in FIG. 90, portions of the guide cones which come in
contact with the
chain 105 are machined in a cone shape having a certain slope. The guide cones
are
provided with a plurality of circular arc shape grooves of a certain angle in
order to
prevent the interference, when the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D or
the
second driven planetary gear shaft 107F is moved. The portion of the guide
cones
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which is assembled to the driving carrier shaft 102DS or the driven carrier
shaft 102FS
is provided with a guide groove, so that the guide cones can be axially
reciprocated.
[520] When the left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD, the right driving
adjustment sun
gear 204RD, the left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF, and the right driven ad-

justment sun gear 204RF are simultaneously rotated in a counterclockwise
direction,
the left driving flange gear 205LD and the right driving flange gear 205RD are
in-
tegrally coupled to the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D, and are
rotated in a
clockwise direction. Thus, a radius of the chain 105 of the driving unit D
which is
meshed with the second driving planetary gear 104D rotating around the second
driving planetary gear shaft 107D is reduced. The left driving guide cone
251LD is
axially moved in a left direction, while the right driving guide cone 251RD is
axially
moved in a right direction, thereby increasing a width between two guide
cones. Ac-
cordingly, in accordance with a radius of the chain 105 of the driving unit D,
the right
driving guide cone 251RD and the left driving guide cone 251LD are installed
on both
sides of the chain 105 of the driving unit D to maintain the radius of the
chain 105,
with the contact width being constantly maintained.
[521] And, the left driven flange gear 205LF and the right driven flange
gear 205RF are in-
tegrally coupled to the second driven planetary gear shaft 107F, and are
rotated in a
clockwise direction. Thus, a radius of the chain 105 of the driven unit F
which is
meshed with the second driven planetary gear 104F rotating around the second
driven
planetary gear shaft 107F is increased. The left driven guide cone 251LF is
axially
moved in a right direction, while the right driven guide cone 251RF is axially
moved in
a left direction, thereby reducing a width between two guide cones.
Accordingly, in ac-
cordance with a radius of the chain 105 of the driven unit F, the left driven
guide cone
251LF and the right driven guide cone 251RF are installed on both sides of the
chain
105 of the driven unit F to maintain the radius of the chain 105, with the
contact width
being constantly maintained.
[522] The construction according to the third embodiment will be described
with reference
to FIGs. 91 and 92.
[523] The construction of the driving unit D will now be described with
reference to FIG.
91.
[524] The right driving adjustment screw 232RD is fixed to the right case
cover 11 by
means of a bolt 315, and the left driving adjustment screw 232LD is fixed to
the left
case cover 14 by means of a bolt 315 to coincide with the center of the right
driving
adjustment screw 232RD.
[525] The driving sun gear shaft 101DS integrally coupled to the driving
sun gear 101D is
spline-coupled to the right driving adjustment screw 232RD and the left
driving ad-
justment screw 232LD, and the circlip 331 is mounted on both ends of the
driving sun
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gear shaft.
[526] The right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD of a hollow body is
mounted on the
right outer periphery of the driving sun gear shaft 101DS. A needle bearing
341 is in-
terposed between the driving sun gear shaft 101DS and the right driving
adjustment
sun gear 204RD, and a thrust bearing 321 is positioned on left and right sides
of the
right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD. The circlip 331 is mounted on the
driving
sun gear shaft 101DS at the thrust bearing 321 to smoothly rotate the right
driving ad-
justment sun gear 204RD.
[527] The right driving guide cone 251RD is assembled to the left end of
the right driving
adjustment sun gear 204RD by means of a screw, and the right driving carrier
102RD
is interposed between the left and right tooth portions of the right driving
adjustment
sun gear 204RD. A needle bearing 347 is interposed between an inner periphery
of the
right driving carrier 102RD and an outer periphery of the right driving
adjustment sun
gear 204RD. A ball bearing 356 is mounted on the outer periphery of the right
driving
carrier 102RD, and is inserted into the right case 12 to smoothly rotate the
right driving
carrier 102RD.
[528] The left driving adjustment sun gear 204LD of a hollow body is
mounted on the left
outer periphery of the driving sun gear shaft 101DS. A needle bearing 341 is
in-
terposed between the driving sun gear shaft 101DS and the left driving
adjustment sun
gear 204LD, and a thrust bearing 321 is positioned on left and right sides of
the left
driving adjustment sun gear 204LD. The circlip 331 is mounted on the driving
sun gear
shaft 101DS at the thrust bearing 321 to smoothly rotate the left driving
adjustment sun
gear 204LD.
[529] The left driving guide cone 251LD is assembled to the right end of
the left driving
adjustment sun gear 204LD by means of a screw, and the left driving carrier
102LD is
interposed between the left and right tooth portions of the left driving
adjustment sun
gear 204LD. A needle bearing 347 is interposed between an inner periphery of
the left
driving carrier 102LD and an outer periphery of the left driving adjustment
sun gear
204LD. A ball bearing 357 is mounted on the outer periphery of the left
driving carrier
102LD, and is inserted into the left case 13 to smoothly rotate the left
driving carrier
102LD.
[530] The driving carrier shaft 102DS is spline-coupled to the right
driving carrier 102RD
and the left driving carrier 102LD, and the circlip 333 is mounted on both
ends of the
driving carrier shaft.
[531] The first driving planetary gear 103D of hollow body which is meshed
with the
driving sun gear 101D is assembled to the center of the outer periphery of the
driving
carrier shaft 102DS, and the needle bearing 343 is interposed between an inner

periphery of the first driving planetary gear 103D and an outer periphery of
the driving
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carrier shaft 102DS. The thrust bearing 323 is positioned on left and right
sides of the
first driving planetary gear 103D, and the circlip 333 is mounted on the
driving carrier
shaft 102DS to smoothly rotate the first driving planetary gear 103D.
[532] The right driving flange gear 205RD of hollow body is assembled to
the right outer
periphery of the driving carrier shaft 102DS, and the needle bearing 342 is
interposed
between an outer periphery of the driving carrier shaft 102DS and an inner
periphery
of the right driving flange gear 205RD to smoothly rotate the right driving
flange gear
205RD. The thrust bearing 323 is positioned on left and right sides of the
right driving
flange gear 205RD, and the circlip 333 is mounted on the driving carrier shaft
102DS
at the left thrust bearing 323.
[533] The left driving flange gear 205LD of hollow body is assembled to the
left outer
periphery of the driving carrier shaft 102DS, and the needle bearing 342 is
interposed
between an outer periphery of the driving carrier shaft 102DS and an inner
periphery
of the left driving flange gear 205LD to smoothly rotate the left driving
flange gear
205LD. The thrust bearing 323 is positioned on left and right sides of the
left driving
flange gear 205LD, and the circlip 333 is mounted on the driving carrier shaft
102DS
at the right thrust bearing 323.
[534] The second driving planetary gear shaft 107D is spline-coupled to the
right driving
flange gear 205RD and the left driving flange gear 205LD, and the circlip 334
is
mounted on both ends of the second driving planetary gear shaft.
[535] The hollow second planetary gear 104D is assembled to the second
driving planetary
gear shaft 107D, and the needle bearing 344 is interposed between the second
driving
planetary gear shaft 107D and the second driving planetary gear 104D to
smoothly
rotate the second driving planetary gear 104D. The thrust bearing 324 is
positioned on
left and right sides of the second driving planetary gear 104D, and the clip
334 is
mounted on the second driving planetary gear shaft 107D. The second driving
planetary gear 104D is meshed with the first driving planetary gear 103D, and
the
chain 105 is meshed with the second driving planetary gear 104D.
[536] The second driving planetary gear 104D is meshed with the first
driving planetary
gear 103D to receive the rotation force, and is rotated around the outer
periphery of the
second driving planetary gear shaft 107D. When the left driving flange gear
205LD
and the right driving flange gear 205RD are rotated by a desired angle, the
second
driving planetary gear 104D revolves around the first driving planetary gear
103D. In
this instance, a radius of the chain 105 meshed with the second driving
planetary gear
104D is changed to perform the shift of the driving unit.
[537] When the chain 105 is rotated around the second driving planetary
gear 104D, the
right driving guide cone 251RD and the left driving guide cone 251LD come in
contact
with both sides of the chain 105 so that a radius of the chain 105 is
maintained at the
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center thereof.
[538] The right driving helical slider 234RD is simultaneously meshed with
the spline
portion of the right driving carrier 102RD and the right helical gear of the
right driving
adjustment sun gear 204RD.
[539] The right driving adjustment slider 233RD is assembled to the outer
periphery of the
right driving helical slider 234RD, and a right driving adjustment thrust
bearing
231RD is interposed between the right driving helical slider 234RD and the
right
driving adjustment slider 233RD. The inner periphery of the right driving
adjustment
slider 233RD and the outer periphery of the right driving adjustment screw
232RD are
assembled by means of a screw.
[540] When the right driving adjustment slider 233RD is rotated, the right
driving ad-
justment slider 233RD is moved in a left or right direction by the screw. When
the
right driving adjustment slider 233RD is rotated and is moved in a left or
right
direction, the right driving helical slider 234RD is moved in a left or right
direction.
[541] When the driving helical slider 234RD is axially slid in a left or
right direction on the
spline portion of the right driving carrier 102RD, with the right driving
carrier 102RD,
the right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD, the right driving flange gear
205RD, and
the right driving helical slider 234 revolving around the driving sun gear
101D, the
right driving adjustment sun gear 204RD is rotated by a helical angle to
rotate the right
driving flange gear 205RD.
[542] The needle bearing 345 is inserted into the right case 12, and the
ball bearing 351 is
inserted into the right case cover 11. The input shaft 111D is assembled to
the inner pe-
ripheries of the needle bearing 345 and the ball bearing 351, and the input
shaft 111D
is meshed with the right driving carrier 102RD.
[543] A thrust bearing 323 is mounted on the input shaft 111D, and the oil
seal 361 is
inserted into the right case cover 11 at the outside of the ball bearing 351
to prevent
leakage of the input shaft 111D.
[544] The left driving helical slider 234LD is meshed with the spline
portion of the left
driving carrier 102LD and the left helical gear of the left driving adjustment
sun gear
204LD. The left driving adjustment slider 233LD is assembled to the outer
periphery
of the left driving helical slider 234LD, and a left driving the adjustment
thrust bearing
231LD is interposed between the left driving helical slider 234LD and the left
driving
adjustment slider 233LD.
[545] The construction of the driven unit F will now be described with
reference to FIG.
92.
[546] The right driven adjustment screw 232RF is fixed to the right case
cover 11 by
means of a bolt 315, and the left driven adjustment screw 232LF is fixed to
the left
case cover 14 by means of a bolt 315 to coincide with the center of the right
driven ad-
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justment screw 232RF.
[547] The driven sun gear shaft 101FS integrally coupled to the driven sun
gear 101F is
spline-coupled to the right driven adjustment screw 232RFand the left driven
ad-
justment screw 232LF, and the clip 331 is mounted on both ends of the driven
sun gear
shaft.
[548] The right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF of a hollow body is
mounted on the
right outer periphery of the driven sun gear shaft 101FS. A needle bearing 341
is in-
terposed between the driven sun gear shaft 101FS and the right driven
adjustment sun
gear 204RF, and a thrust bearing 321 is positioned on left and right sides of
the right
driven adjustment sun gear 204RF. The circlip 331 is mounted on the driven sun
gear
shaft 101FS at the thrust bearing 321 to smoothly rotate the right driven
adjustment sun
gear 204RF.
[549] The right driven guide cone 251RF is assembled to the left end of the
right driven ad-
justment sun gear 204RF by means of a screw, and the right driven carrier
102RF is in-
terposed between the left and right tooth portions of the right driven
adjustment sun
gear 204RF. A needle bearing 347 is interposed between an inner periphery of
the right
driven carrier 102RF and an outer periphery of the right driven adjustment sun
gear
204RF. A ball bearing 356 is mounted on the outer periphery of the right
driven carrier
102RF, and is inserted into the right case 12 to smoothly rotate the right
driven carrier
102RF.
[550] The left driven adjustment sun gear 204LF of a hollow body is mounted
on the left
outer periphery of the driven sun gear shaft 101FS. A needle bearing 341 is
interposed
between the driven sun gear shaft 101FS and the left driven adjustment sun
gear
204LF, and a thrust bearing 321 is positioned on left and right sides of the
left driven
adjustment sun gear 204LF. The circlip 331 is mounted on the driven sun gear
shaft
101FS at the thrust bearing 321 to smoothly rotate the left driven adjustment
sun gear
204LF.
[551] The left driven guide cone 251LF is assembled to the right end of the
left driven ad-
justment sun gear 204LF by means of a screw, and the left driven carrier 102LF
is in-
terposed between the left and right tooth portions of the left driven
adjustment sun gear
204LF. A needle bearing 347 is interposed between an inner periphery of the
left
driven carrier 102LF and an outer periphery of the left driven adjustment sun
gear
204LF. A ball bearing 357 is mounted on the outer periphery of the left driven
carrier
102LF, and is inserted into the left case 13 to smoothly rotate the left
driven carrier
102LF.
[552] The driven carrier shaft 102FS is spline-coupled to the right driven
carrier 102RF
and the left driven carrier 102LF, and the circlip 333 is mounted on both ends
of the
driven carrier shaft.
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[553] The first driven planetary gear 103F of hollow body which is meshed
with the driven
sun gear 101F is assembled to the center of the outer periphery of the driven
carrier
shaft 102FS, and the needle bearing 343 is interposed between an inner
periphery of
the first driven planetary gear 103F and an outer periphery of the driven
carrier shaft
102FS. The thrust bearing 323 is positioned on left and right sides of the
first driven
planetary gear 103F, and the circlip 333 is mounted on the driven carrier
shaft 102FS
to smoothly rotate the first driven planetary gear 103F.
[554] The right driven flange gear 205RF of hollow body is assembled to the
right outer
periphery of the driven carrier shaft 102FS, and the needle bearing 342 is
interposed
between the driven carrier shaft 102FS and the right driven flange gear 205RF
to
smoothly rotate the right driven flange gear 205RF. The thrust bearing 323 is
po-
sitioned on left and right sides of the right driven flange gear 205RF, and
the circlip
333 is mounted on the driven carrier shaft 102FS at the left thrust bearing
323.
[555] The left driven flange gear 205LF of hollow body is assembled to the
left outer
periphery of the driven carrier shaft 102FS, and the needle bearing 342 is
interposed
between an outer periphery of the driven carrier shaft 102FS and an inner
periphery of
the left driven flange gear 205LF to smoothly rotate the left driven flange
gear 205LF.
The thrust bearing 323 is positioned on left and right sides of the left
driven flange gear
205LF, and the circlip 333 is mounted on the driven carrier shaft 102FS at the
right
thrust bearing 323.
[556] The second driven planetary gear shaft 107F is spline-coupled to the
right driven
flange gear 205RF and the left driven flange gear 205LF, and the circlip 334
is
mounted on both ends of the driven planetary gear shaft.
[557] The hollow second driven planetary gear 104F which is meshed with the
first driven
planetary gear 103F is assembled to the second driven planetary gear shaft
107F, and
the needle bearing 344 is interposed between the second driven planetary gear
shaft
107F and the second driven planetary gear 104F to smoothly rotate the second
driven
planetary gear 104F. The thrust bearing 324 is positioned on left and right
sides of the
second driven planetary gear 104F, and the circlip 334 is mounted on the
second
driven planetary gear shaft 107F. The second driven planetary gear 104F is
meshed
with the first driven planetary gear 103F, and the chain 105 is meshed with
the second
driven planetary gear 104F.
[558] The second driven planetary gear 104F receives the rotation force
from the chain
105, and is rotated around the outer periphery of the second driven planetary
gear shaft
107F. When the left driven flange gear 205LF and the right driven flange gear
205RF
are rotated by a desired angle, the second driven planetary gear 104F revolves
around
the first driven planetary gear 103F. In this instance, a radius of the chain
105 meshed
with the second driven planetary gear 104F is changed to perform the shift of
the
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driven unit. The rotational force of the chain 105 is transmitted into the
carrier because
of the stationary driven sun gear 101F, and is transmitted into the output
shaft 111F
which is meshed with the right driven carrier 102RF.
[559] When the chain 105 is rotated around the second driven planetary gear
104F, the
right driven guide cone 251RF and the left driven guide cone 251LF come in
contact
with both sides of the chain 105 so that a radius of the chain 105 is
maintained at the
center thereof.
[560] The right driven helical slider 234RF is simultaneously meshed with
the spline
portion of the right driven carrier 102RF and the right helical gear of the
right driven
adjustment sun gear 204RF.
[561] The right driven adjustment slider 233RF is assembled to the outer
periphery of the
right driven helical slider 234RF, and a right driven adjustment thrust
bearing 231RF is
interposed between the right driven helical slider 234RF and the right driven
ad-
justment slider 233RF. The inner periphery of the right driven adjustment
slider 233RF
and the outer periphery of the right driven adjustment screw 232RF are
assembled by
means of a screw.
[562] When the right driven adjustment slider 233RF is rotated, the driven
adjustment
slider 233RF is moved in a left or right direction by the screw. When the
right driven
adjustment slider 233RF is rotated and is moved in a left or right direction,
the right
driven helical slider 234RF is moved in a left or right direction.
[563] When the driven helical slider 234RF is axially slid in a left or
right direction on the
spline portion of the right driven carrier 102RF, with the right driven
carrier 102RF,
the right driven adjustment sun gear 204RF, the right driven flange gear
205RF, and
the right driven helical slider 234 revolving around the driven sun gear 101F,
the right
driven adjustment sun gear 204RF is rotated by a helical angle to rotate the
right driven
flange gear 205RF.
[564] The needle bearing 345 is inserted into the right case 12, and the
ball bearing 351 is
inserted into the right case cover 11. The output shaft 111F is assembled to
the inner
peripheries of the needle bearing 345 and the ball bearing 351, and the output
shaft
111F is meshed with the right driven carrier 102RF.
[565] The needle bearing 345 is interposed between the output shaft 111F
and the right
case 12, and the oil seal 362 is inserted into the right case cover 11 at the
outside of the
bearing 351 to prevent leakage of the output shaft 111F.
[566] The left driven helical slider 234LF is meshed with the spline
portion of the left
driven carrier 102LF and the left helical gear of the left driven adjustment
sun gear
204LF.
[567] The left driven adjustment slider 233LF is assembled to the outer
periphery of the
left driven helical slider 234LF, and a left adjustment thrust bearing 231LF
is in-
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terposed between the left driven helical slider 234LF and the left driven
adjustment
slider 233LF.
[568] At the center portion of the driving unit D and the driven unit F,
the needle bearing
346 is inserted into the left case cover 14, and a bush 371 is inserted into
the inside of
the needle bearing 346.
[569] The thrust bearing 328 is positioned on left and right sides of the
needle bearing 346,
and the circlip 335 is mounted on the adjustment main shaft 203.
[570] The right adjustment main gear 202R is spline-coupled to the right of
the adjustment
main shaft 203, and the left adjustment main gear 202L is splined-coupled to
the left
thereof.
[571] The adjustment main shaft 203 is inserted into the bush 371 and the
needle bearing
346. The right adjustment main gear 202R is meshed with the right driving
adjustment
slider 233RD and the right driven adjustment slider 233RF, and the left
adjustment
main gear 202L is meshed with the left driving adjustment slider 233LD and the
left
driven adjustment slider 233LF.
[572] The needle bearing 346 is interposed between the right case cover 11
and the ad-
justment main shaft 203, and the bush 371 is inserted into the needle bearing
346.
[573] The thrust bearing 328 is positioned on left and right sides of the
needle bearing 346,
and the circlip 335 is mounted on the adjustment main shaft 203.
[574] The output of the adjustment motor 301 is coupled to the adjustment
main shaft 203
to transmit the rotation force. The right case cover 11 and the right case 12
are fasted
by means of a bolt 311, and the left case 13 and the right case 12 are
fastened by means
of a bolt 312. The left case cover 14 and the left case 13 are fastened by
means of a
bolt 313, and the adjustment motor 301 is fastened to the left case cover 14
by means
of a bolt 314.
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